Accenture bags management consulting contract from Maharashtra government

Accenture has bagged a three-year,
management consulting and technology contract from the Government of
Maharashtra, India.

The contract is to help manage the administration of labor laws and create a
management system to support services ranging from renewal of licenses to
filing online grievances through an interactive portal.

The contract supports the Mahashramm initiative, designed to better manage and
track services and payments through collaboration with banks for India’s
unorganized workforce of 20 million people. 

The program is unique in size and scale and has been cited by the International
Labor Organization (ILO) as one of the leading best practices in the world.

“Accenture is proud to have been selected by the Department of Labor to support
such an ambitious and innovative project,” said Krishna Giri, managing director
for Accenture’s Health & Public Service business in India.

Accenture will help implement a management framework and technology system to provide
services, including registration and filing of applications, by building an
online portal and creating a database to provide financial inclusion to
unorganized workers using biometric signatures. This phase will be integrated
with the Unique Identification Program (UID) of the Government of India.

“This project aims at arriving at a win-win situation both for the employers,
in organized and unorganized sectors, as well as employees.  We hope for a
meaningful association with Accenture, which will herald the delivery of this
unprecedented and unique service which, I hope, will create a model of labor
laws and decent working conditions for the unorganized and informal labor force
not only in the State of Maharashtra, but also in the rest of the world,”
said Kavita Gupta, principal secretary of the Government of Maharashtra, Labor

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