Jharkhand, Oracle sign MOU to drive digital transformation

The government of Jharkhand and Oracle have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) intended to improve citizen services and make Jharkhand an attractive destination for start-ups, the company said.

The MoU was signed by Shri Sunil Kr Barnwal, Secretary, IT & e-Governance, of Jharkhand and Shri Shailender Kumar, Regional Managing Director of Oracle India, in the presence of the Honourable Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Shri Raghubar Das and Oracle CEO Safra Catz at Oracle OpenWorld in New Delhi.

Oracle will offer its support to the state through its vast portfolio of technology solutions, including Oracle Cloud — which are already powering a large number of governments globally. These solutions cater to the growing requirements and expectations of citizens, businesses and government departments for smarter, transparent and efficient governance within the state of Jharkhand.

As part of the MoU, the Government of Jharkhand and Oracle will jointly explore and identify areas in which Oracle´s latest cloud-based technologies can be used to deliver improved citizen services and to address the state´s citizen and business requirements.

Jharkhand´s administration intends to use Oracle´s cloud-based solutions to build a platform to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship among its youth, helping establish Jharkhand as a preferred start-up destination in India.

The Oracle Cloud delivers hundreds of SaaS applications and enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries while processing 55bn transactions a day.