120 jobs for Guyanese as new Indian company sets up local operations


Decipher Health Records, an Indian Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company, is entering the local market and will soon hire 120 Guyanese.

This is according to Indian High Commissioner to Guyana, Dr K.J Srinivasa. He also disclosed that the company is already registered in Guyana and is expected to start-up operations here within the next two months.

But before this, the company will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest), paving the way for the immediate recruitment and training of 120 locals.

“An MoU will be signed between GO-Invest and an Indian BPO company which is going to provide 120 jobs immediately in the next few weeks for Guyanese.

“It’s an Indian BPO and they are establishing (operations) in Guyana and they decided on the MoU,” Dr Srinivasa told reporters on Wednesday.

Later, Dr Srinivasa told the News Room that Decipher Health Records, which is a BPO for medical billing and transition, inked an agreement with the New Pegasus Suites and Corporate Centre to operate in Guyana.

This MoU is among numerous agreements expected to be inked following the arrival of India’s Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Guyana on Thursday.

“We are working on an agreement as we speak and it needs some clearances from both side. If it clears from the time he lands here…We will be signing MoUs. Otherwise, they will be signed in the near future,” Dr. Srinivasa noted.

Similarly, he said talks are ongoing in relation to agriculture cooperation.

“That also is pending approvals. So once that is finalized…then we will take it forward otherwise in the next few weeks we will sign it,” the Indian High Commissioner said.

The other agreements are expected to be inked by the Indian Minister of External Affairs will see the production of millets here and hassle-free travel between India and Guyana.

“We are expected to sign an agreement which will ease the travel between India and Guyana. This agreement was signed in 2016…but now it will be a proper agreement to promote air travel,” Dr Srinivasa said.

Additionally, he said a “few” deals will be sealed with the private sector.

“The Federation of India Chamber of Commerce …with the Private Sector Commission. They are going to make something called the Joint Business Council between the counterparts,” Dr Srinivasa said.

India’s Minister of External Affairs and a delegation is slated to arrive in Guyana for an official visit from April 20 to the 24.

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