January 4, 2010-
After initiating the concept of rural Business Process Outsourcing
(BPOs), Karnataka is all set to further establish good example by opening a special outsourcing centre at Bangalore that will employ widows only.
Vindhya E Infomedia Private Limited, which aims at setting up the 'All Widows BPO' near Magadi Road has already opened a call center which employs physically challenged persons at an adjacent facility. The company offers back office non-voice services for both MNCs and domestic players.
Taking the concept of 'corporate social responsibility' ahead, the CEO of the company, Ashok Giri said, "Our vision is to bring business and philanthropy together." From a list of 7,000 widows from Karnataka, 250 have been short-listed for interviews. After a candidate clears the interview, she would be trained for about 3-4 weeks before hitting the floor, added Giri. Earlier this year, the Karnataka government set up the first rural BPO centre in the country at Srirangapattana. This has been followed by 20 centres in different parts of the state which have altogether provided employment to thousands of rural people. The IT department has set apart Rs 40 crore to start 100 such BPO centres.