Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu, commonly known as ELCOT, registered under Companies Act, 1956 on 21.03.1977 is a wholly owned Public Sector Undertaking of the Government of Tamil Nadu constituted with the main objective of assisting development of electronics in the State. Since inception, ELCOT had contributed to the growth of Electronics Industry in the State by promoting many Joint Ventures, Associate Ventures etc. Keeping with the trend post liberalisation and globalisation, ELCOT gradually re-engineered itself as a procurement agency, primarily for Electronics and IT/ITeS products and services.
SEZs and IT Infrastructure
ELCOT branched out to establish IT Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and has set-up 8 IT SEZs in Chennai and in Tier-II cities of the State viz., Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Salem, Tirunelveli and Hosur, in about 1321.61 acres of land at a total investment of about Rs.562.11 crore, providing direct employment opportunities to about 77,000 persons. ELCOT has also created IT infrastructure including Tamil Nadu State Wide Area Network (TNSWAN), Tamil Nadu State Data Centre (TNSDC), Disaster Recovery Centre (DRC), Cloud etc.
During the year 2018-19, ELCOT undertook an amendment to the Service Rules which has been pending for more than 17 years, after merger of its Perungudi Factory Unit with its Corporate Office, to accommodate the factory employees who were absorbed by the Corporate Unit, post-merger. Approval for the amendments as suggested by the Board of ELCOT was accorded by the Government vide G.O. (Ms) No.4, Information Technology & Digital Services (Admn.1) Department, dated 06.03.2019. Consequently, the staff and officers of ELCOT were awarded promotions which were pending for more than 20 years at the intervention of this Government.
ERP and e-Attendance
ELCOT has been using a customised Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for the last few years. ELCOT procures all its products and services through an online system. The e-Attendance System has been established in ELCOT during 2015, using the Biometric fingerprint device. The e-Attendance System is integrated with Access Control System.
Procurement Agency for Government
ELCOT is an optional procurement agency for procuring hardware, software and networking requirements of Government Departments, State Public Sector Undertakings and State Autonomous Bodies as per G.O.(Ms.) No.58 of Finance (BPE) Department, dated 16.02.1999.
ELCOT’s e-Market portal enables Government Departments / Agencies to generate digitally signed Proforma Invoice (Estimate) online, get administrative, financial sanction and provide funds for procurement. The departments can pay and track the transaction online from “Fund to Re-fund”. Vendors can also transact their business online from “Order to Payment”.
Video Conferencing and Websites for Government
In ELCOT, through Video Conferencing, 197 welfare schemes in the last 3 years by Hon’ble Chief Minister were inaugurated. ELCOT is drafting a policy on Fintech for making Tamil Nadu a leader in Financial Technology. ELCOT has taken significant steps towards the successful implementation of e-Governance since 1996. ELCOT has been developing websites and application software development for Government Departments.
Overall, in ELCOT, we together, work as a Team with a vision to assist the Government in establishing Tamil Nadu as a largely e-Enabled State of the Country.