RailTel being a public Corporation have responsibility to maximize shareholder profits and at the same time meeting the social expectations by serving the interests of the society through carrying out CSR activities in the areas where it can play important role in bringing valuable change for the society. The principle for RailTel has been to carry out CSR activities in line with its vision statement to develop knowledge society in the country.
During the year 14-15, RailTel took up CSR projects for pproviding IT infrastructure at over 160 sites (primary school/ health center) in 130 Gram Panchayat. IT setup provided with computers, VC, LCD, Power back-up with Solar panel & Internet
During the year 13-14, RailTel took up CSR project for creating IT infrastructure at 45 institutions across 4 States/UT to provide broadband enabled IT centres enabling e-health, e-education for rural population through local institutions like Primary schools & Primary health centres. Under the initiative, RailTel provided IT infrastructure at each of these centres fully equipped with high speed broadband connectivity, 4 nos. of multimedia desktops, equipped with enterprise webcam and speakers, solar panels with UPS for power back up, etc.
The primary health centres can be further connected to speciality hospitals to provide initial medical consultancy and counselling to the rural population for further medical attention. This infrastructure shall also enable students to access various e-education content and information. Details of the institutions covered are available in the links below: