UST GLOBAL SIGNS $30 MN DEAL WITH MP GOVERNMENT
UST Global has signed a seven-year, $30 mn deal with the Madhya Pradesh government to digitise its 377 urban local bodies. As part of the deal, UST Global will help these bodies provide facilities such as electronic bill payments and online filing of grievances to its citizens. Overall, it will support the state’s projects in water, electricity, public health and transportation outlined in the CM’s infrastructure development manifesto, Vision 2018.
The telecom company also announced its ‘Impact India’ programme, under which it will train and hire 10,000 differently-abled individuals across the country over three years. This is apart from the 5,000 people that it plans to hire for expansion during the same period. Commenting on the deal with Madhya Pradesh, Sajan Pillai, CEO, UST Global, said, “We are delighted to partner with the state of MP to build a robust framework for good governance, accelerated economic growth, and inclusive social development. This alliance firmly establishes our vision to be a successful business.”