Tata Consultancy Services Helps Bahrain Government Streamline Processes and Create an Efficient Labour Market

Sep 18, 2007, 01:00 ET from Tata Consultancy Services Ltd

    BAHRAIN and MUMBAI, India, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Tata Consultancy
 Services (TCS), (BSE: TCS.BO, NSE: TCS.NS), a leading IT services, business
 solutions and outsourcing organization, has executed a mission-critical
 engagement for the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), an autonomous
 organization established by Kingdom of Bahrain to restructure Bahrain's
 labour market regulations through strategic reforms.
     Bahrain's labour market reforms are the responsibility of the LMRA,
 which coordinates it through different organizations. Additionally, the
 LMRA is also responsible for market intelligence, policy development,
 customer interface and fee collection as well as providing information and
 communication to the stakeholders.
     TCS has developed and continues to support and enhance IT systems for
 the LMRA to enable it to offer transparent e-services to its customers. TCS
 has set up complex data integration and a composite mainframe system as
 well as software and application implementation which includes an Expat
 Management System (EMS) that automates the administrative processes
 managing the complete lifecycle of an expat from the entry to the exit.
     It has also set up a data warehouse project for market intelligence
 (MI) that supports collection and archival of labour market related data,
 analysis to support policy development and decisions for internal
 regulation of the labour market as well as a fee management system (FMS)
 for the services offered by LMRA. TCS is also working on developing a
 policy enforcement system for compliance monitoring and enforcement.
     An application developed by TCS exclusively for the recent amnesty
 program has been playing a vital role in capturing data and helping
 legalize the ex-patriot visa structure.
     "TCS has helped LMRA transform the labour market in Bahrain through
 this flagship engagement in the Middle East. We have helped LMRA and its
 customers experience certainty by leveraging superior capabilities in
 system integration using cutting-edge technologies," said Manoj Sahai, head
 of TCS in Middle East.
     Commenting on the partnership, CEO of LMRA, Ali Ahmed Radhi said, "It
 is the LMRA's vision and objective to streamline and simplify the process
 of obtaining work visas. This requires a highly automated solution and this
 project would not have been possible with out the strong technology support
 and systems rendered by the TCS." "We are proud to have TCS as a partner.
 We appreciate this support and partnership and we look forward to more
 joint projects," he added.
     About Bahrain Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA):
     The government of Kingdom of Bahrain has established a new organization
 called Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), in pursuit of
 restructuring its labour market through strategic reforms. Labour Market
 Reform (LMR) is a program aiming to transform the existing labour market
 into a more dynamic, open, and competitive market that will provide a level
 playing field for Bahrainis to become the "employees of choice" and to make
 the private sector the "engine of economic growth and prosperity".
     About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)
     Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, business solutions and
 outsourcing organization that delivers real results to global businesses,
 ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a
 consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT and IT-enabled services
 delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model, recognized as
 the benchmark of excellence in software development.
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 has over 94,000 of the world's best trained IT consultants in 47 countries.
 The Company generated consolidated revenues of US $4.3 billion for fiscal
 year ended 31 March, 2007 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and
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