Oracle today announced that it has been named by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India (MeitY) has empanelled it as the cloud infrastructure solution provider. As a result, governments and other public sector entities in India will now be able to take the advantage of Oracle’s second-generation cloud technologies and move their workloads, including Oracle workloads, to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), helping accelerate the country’s ambition of becoming a 100 percent digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.
Governments of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Orissa, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and those from more than 29 states and union territories already utilize Oracle solutions. Customers include their various departments like commercial taxes, power (meter data management), social justice (courts), urban local bodies, health, locomotive works and more.
Union ministries namely the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance and more also use Oracle solutions. Central government agencies and public sector undertakings like Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), Income Tax Department, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Indian Oil Corporation, State Bank of India, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) etc. have also been users of Oracle technologies for a long time. Additionally, central government projects of Goods and Service Tax Network (GSTN), Unique Identification Authority of India (UID), IceGate, NITI Aayog’s Aspirational Districts Programme and more are also powered by Oracle technologies.
Shailender Kumar, Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director, Oracle India said, “Oracle has been a partner to India’s development agenda for nearly three decades. Several customers are already experiencing benefits from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. We have many milestones to celebrate, but today’s announcement gives us innumerable opportunities to help India’s government agencies and public sector organizations really accelerate the speed at which they can embrace digital transformation. We will be ramping up our team to support this growth in our public sector business.”