GI Cloud (MeghRaj)

GI Cloud– A Cloud Computing Initiative of MeitY
1. Background

In order to utilize and harness the benefits of Cloud Computing, Government of India embarked upon an ambitious initiative – “GI Cloud” which has been coined as ‘Meghraj’. The focus of this initiative is to accelerate delivery of e-services in the country while optimizing ICT spending of the Government.

GI Cloud Architecture

The architectural vision of GI Cloud as mentioned above consists of a set of discrete cloud computing environments spread across multiple locations, built on existing or new (augmented) infrastructure, following a set of common protocols, guidelines and standards issued by the Government of India. In this regard, the Cloud Strategic Direction Paper and Implementation roadmap which was published in June 2013, can be accessed using the below mentioned link:

2. Components of Meghraj

  • Setting up of State and National Clouds
  • Set up an e-Gov Appstore
  • Empanelment of Cloud Service Providers
  • Empanelment of Cloud Auditors
  • Setting up of Cloud Management Office
    • Setting up an eco-system for Cloud proliferation (Policies, Guidelines, templates, security norms, certification, business models for applications, tariff & revenue models for private sector Cloud services)
    • Awareness workshops, training programs and migration support for cloud adoption by departments
  • MeghRaj (GI-Cloud) service Directory
  • Setting up of Clouds by other Government entities

3. Achievements so far

1) The first National Cloud implemented by NIC was launched on February’ 2014 wherein more than 400 departments are already using cloud services, which may be accessed using the below mentioned link:

2) The e-Gov Appstore under GI Cloud was launched in May 2013. The same can be accessed using the below mentioned link:

3) MeitY has provisionally empaneled the Cloud Service Providers for a variety of Cloud deployment models and Cloud Service offerings. The RFP may be accessed using the below mentioned link:

Click here for RFP for Provisional Empanelment of Cloud Service Offerings of Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) incorporating all Corrigendum

The envisaged implementation model is depicted in the below figure:

Implementation Model

The empanelment of the Cloud service offerings of CSPs has been done for a combination of the Cloud Deployment models and Service models as mentioned below:

Cloud Deployment Models

With reference to the RFP for “Provisional Empanelment of Cloud Service Offerings of Cloud Service providers (CSPs)” dated 30th December 2015, MeitY (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) has successfully empanelled the Cloud Service Offerings of Cloud Service Providers. The Letter of Empanelment has been awarded to the following Cloud Service Providers for a period of two years.

The list of the provisionally empaneled Cloud offerings of Cloud Service Providers and their addresses have been mentioned below:


Name of CSP

Contact Person

Contact details


Microsoft Corporation

(India) Private Limited

Sh. Manish Lodha

Director, Microsoft

Corporation (India)

Pvt. Ltd.Level 10,

Tower C, Epitome,

Building No.5 DLF

Cyber City, Phase-

3, Gurgaon –


E- mail-

Tel no. no. +91 124 4158000


Hewlett Packard Enterprise India

Private Limited

Sh. Ravi Agarwal

Hewlett Packard

Enterprise India Pvt.

Ltd., 5th Floor,

Tower D&E, DLF Cyber

Green, DLF Cyber City,



E- mail-

Tel no. +91 124 3886000


IBM India Private Limited

Sh. Vikas Singh

IBM India Pvt. Ltd.

Barakhamba Road, 1st

Floor, Birla Tower

New Delhi-110001


Tel no. -+91 9811144437


Tata Communications Limited

Ms. Bhavneet Kaur

Account Manager,

Tata Communications Limited,

5th Floor

New IDC Building,

Greater Kailash –I,

New Delhi-110048

E mail-

Tel no.+919711424531


Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)

Sh. Ritesh Kumar

BSNL, National Account

Manager, O/o

CGM NTR, 2nd Floor,

Kidwai Bhawan,


New Delhi-110001

E mail-

Tel no. +911 11 23713343


ESDS Software Solutions Private Limited

Sh. Sanchit Taraiya

ESDS, Regional

Manager- North, Plot

No. B-24 &25

NICE, Industrial Area,

Satpur, MIDC


E mail-

Tel no. +91 8750069842


Net Magic IT Services

Private Limited

Sh. Varun Kumar Verma

Senior Manager - Sales,

Netmagic IT Services

Limited, 24 & 30

Ground Floor

Okhla Industrial

Estate, Phase-III, New


E mail-

Tel no. +91 9717598380


Sify Technologies Limited

Sh. Tapan Verma

Account Manager,

Sify Technologies Limited, B-7,

Sector -132


E mail-

Tel no. +91 9810708710


CtrlS Data Centers Limited

Sh. Ankush Bansal

Ctrl S, Practice Lead,

Government Vertical

Madhapur, Hitech City,


E mail-

Tel no. + 91 9643312818


Cyfuture India Private Limited

Sh. Sanjay Tripathi

Cyfuture, Vice President, SDF

Block, G 13 &14

Noida, Special Economic Zone,



E mail-

Tel no. +91 120 6667700 Ext. 793


Web Werks India

Private Limited

Sh. Sourabh Gaggar

WebWerks, 124, Prabhadevi

Unique Industrial Estate


Off Veer Savarkar Marg, Twin

tower lane, Prabhadevi


E mail-

Tel no. +91 8586806211

The Service offerings and Deployment Models of the respective Cloud Service Providers can be accessed using the below mentioned link:

Click here for Service offerings and Deployment Models of empaneled CSPs


4. Status of various Cloud Activities

  1. The Audit Criteria Documents have been approved by MeitY for Auditing the empaneled CSPs. (Click here for details).
  2. As part of the Cloud initiative, MeitY is also in the process of preparing the Model RFP including the SLAs, MSA and Cloud Selection framework to facilitate the provisioning of Cloud services through the empaneled Cloud Service Providers. These documents will help the Government Departments and PSUs in procurement of Cloud. These documents are meant to provide an indicative direction and the same can be modified and aligned as per their needs and requirements (In progress).
  3. MeitY shall be publishing the CMO RFP to facilitate setting up of an ecosystem for GI Cloud leading to faster implementation of the cloud policy (In progress).


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