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Microsoft Cloud achieves Gov. of India’s provisional accreditation... in rare company

Posted on October 12, 2016

Senior Director, Microsoft Azure

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for the Government of India, announced that Microsoft is one of the first global cloud service providers to achieve MeitY’s provisional accreditation.  With this accreditation, Microsoft can now deliver a cloud computing solution in India that provides truly innovative digital services to a wider range of customers. 

MeitY’s provisional accreditation empowers government agencies and departments in India to choose the Microsoft Cloud to advance their digital transformation, optimize IT operations, and transform societies.  The Microsoft Cloud provides industry-leading levels of security, privacy controls, compliance, and transparency for Indian government agencies to achieve higher efficiencies, with greater reliability and scalability.

MeitY is the key agency for IT related policies and guidelines.  It is the governing body that provides guidelines to all the public sector organizations, government funded and controlled organizations, state and local bodies, and state owned enterprises in India.  MeitY’s guidelines are then adopted by private sector organizations in regulated industries and other sectoral regulators which influences the criteria for the use of cloud services in all of India.

With this new accreditation, Microsoft can now do more to support the Government of India in its journey to provide transformational e-governance services, financial inclusion opportunities, quality healthcare, and education to billions of people in the country.