Mysore, Mar 26: IT major Infosys Technologies (Infosys) and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Friday announced the deployment of CISF personnel at Infosys' Mysore campus.
With this deployment, CISF will now extend the security cover being provided to Infosys, covering Infosys' largest facility - Mysore and the company headquarters in Bangalore.
Dr. V. S. Acharya, Home Minister for Karnataka was the Chief Guest at a function held to mark the commencement of the CISF deployment at the Infosys Mysore campus.
Also present were R. K. Mishra, IPS, Inspector General, CISF and N. R. Narayana Murthy, Chief Mentor and Chairman of the Board, Infosys Technologies.
Speaking on the occasion, R. K. Mishra said, "We are please to extend the CISF security cover to Infosys' Mysore campus. Our experience at the Infosys Bangalore campus has been very positive and we look forward to strengthening our relationship with the organization."The program included the hoisting of the CISF flag by Dr V. S. Acharya, followed by the Ceremonial Guard of Honor by CISF and the official handing over of the 'security key' by Infosys.
On receiving the CISF cover in Mysore, N. R. Narayana Murthy said, "We are grateful to the Union Ministry of Home, Government of India and the cooperation of the Government of Karnataka in ensuring the extension of the CISF security cover to the Infosys Mysore campus."
"Infosys is committed to protecting its employees, premises and honouring client commitments. We are pleased to welcome this elite security force to the Infosys Mysore Campus, and are confident that the protection offered by the CISF will enhance security on this campus."
Infosys was the first corporate organization in India to be provided security cover by this elite security force in July 2009, with the CISF deployment at Infosys Headquarters in Electronic City, Bangalore.
The elite security force has been providing security cover to the Bangalore campus of the global software major in the electronics city since August 2009.
For security reasons, the company did not disclose how many CISF personnel are deployed at its campuses in Mysore and Bangalore.
The 300-acre Mysore campus has the world's largest corporate training facility for IT professionals, built at a cost of Rs.260 crore. The campus is also host to the Infosys' leadership institute.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inaugurated the facility in February 2005 and Congress president Sonia Gandhi unveiled the global education centre there in September 2009.