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|Headquarters||New Delhi, India|
|Key people||Krishnakumar Natarajan, Chairman
Som Mittal, President
|Mission||Sustainable industry growth
Harness technology to benefit society
Events and conferences
|Motto||Transform Business, Transform India|
The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) is a trade association of Indian Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry. Established in 1988, NASSCOM is a non-profit organisation.
NASSCOM is a global trade body with over 1200 members, of which over 250 are global companies from the US, UK, EU, Japan and China. NASSCOM's member companies are in the business of software development, software services, software products, IT-enabled/BPO services and e-commerce. NASSCOM has been a proponent of global free trade in India.
NASSCOM was set up in 1988 to facilitate business and trade in software and services and to encourage advancement of research in software technology. It is a not-for-profit organisation, registered under the Indian Societies Act, 1860.
Currently, NASSCOM is headquartered in New Delhi, India with regional offices in the cities of Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune and Kolkata.
NASSCOM Initiatives 
- Global Trade Development:
The focus of the Global Trade Initiative at NASSCOM is to engage with a wide variety of domestic and international stakeholders, such as Governments, customers and associations, to collaborate on issues related to international policy, visa/work permits and business partnerships. Since the regulatory environments continuously change the world over and compliance issues are becoming important across the globe, NASSCOM is helping the Indian IT-BPO industry remain abreast of these developments, and participate in these markets while conforming to their new laws and modified policies.Indian companies are beginning to expand across the world, with the largest organisations becoming significant players in the global marketplace and the countries where they are present. India has in many ways ceased to be a competitor and has become an enabler for industry growth in these nations. NASSCOM is advising member companies to build stronger and deeper relationships with overseas clients and other stakeholders by maintaining absolute transparency, exhibiting corporate ethics and establishing themselves, as well as India, as “trusted, secure sourcing” destinations.Besides continuing to nurture existing markets, NASSCOM has also stepped up its focus on developing opportunities in newer areas—geographies, verticals and customer segments. Several high growth and under-penetrated regions such as Continental Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Japan are looking promising for the IT-BPO business. These regions are increasingly beginning to embrace Indian IT in order to optimise costs, improve operational efficiency and productivity and gain access to specialised talent.
- National Skills Registry for IT/ITES Professional (NSR-ITP)
Human resources are the key assets for IT-BPO industry in India and the industry has focused on developing and implementing best practices in human capital management, safety and security that span across employees, clients and other stakeholders. NASSCOM in partnership with the industry has developed a unique initiative – National Skills Registry –a national database of registered and verified knowledge workers in the industry. This database is managed and run by NDML - a fully owned subsidiary of National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL).National Skills Registry (NSR) aims to build a robust and credible information repository on the knowledge professionals in the sector. The data fields include permanent fact sheet of information on the professional along-with Photograph & appropriate background checks (where undertaken), thus providing identity security for the organisation and its clients. Biometrics is also included in this repository to ensure unique identification.The benefits of NSR flow across to clients, service providers and employees. The data is owned by the employee who can authorise prospective employers to validate details and avoid duplication of background checks.The industry benefits by having credible data on current and prospective employees eliminate issues of potential frauds and avoid repetitive background checks. Clients who deal with sensitive data are assured of proper verification checks of employees who are dealing with this data. NSR has enhanced the value proposition of Indian IT-BPO industry, as one that has raised the bars on security standards in pursuit of excellence and client satisfaction.
Sector Skills Council (EdI)
- Sector Skills Councils are tasked with developing an enabling environment for skills development, including support for (i) clarification of sector-specific competencies/skills (ii) capacity development for skills development institutions/ such as curriculum and standards, faculty development, and so forth; (iii) trainee placement mechanisms, and (iv) monitoring and evaluation, supporting systematic collection and analysis of data about skills development, including employer feedback regarding the quality of trainees (V) quality assurance of independent third-party providers etc.
Diversity & Inclusivity
- Recognising the need for shared Child Care facilities that are vital for the professional growth and retention of employees, NASSCOM, as part of its Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, had entered into an understanding with ESPERANZA, to provide quality 24 hours child care facility for its members at a concise fee, in the year 2009.
NASSCOM Forums 
With a view to provide focused attention to some of the key issues related to IT market. NASSCOM has created special groups and forums to address these.
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- Engineering Services
NASSCOM’s Engineering Forum was set up to accelerate innovation within the Indian engineering industry. The Forum is helping India sustain its competitive advantage as the most preferred destination for engineering services. At the same time, it is helping the country build its engineering capabilities, in sync with the rapidly evolving global Engineering R&D services landscape.
Quality remains a key differentiator and global edge for the Indian IT-BPO industry. Since its inception, the sector has been working on improving its quality orientation by adhering to state-of-the-art international standards, and is recognised for its high quality products and services. To enhance the industry value proposition, IT-BPO organisations have also been actively deploying employee process driven technologies and aligning their internal processes, and practices to international standards. Robust quality processes have been put in place to drive productivity and efficiency.
- Remote Infrastructure Management
With technology becoming all pervasive, businesses are increasingly focused on optimising their IT infrastructure and related operations to deliver enhanced service levels while ensuring quality and security. Infrastructure Management Services has emerged as a preferred alternative for companies looking to optimise their IT infrastructure.
Flagship Events 
NASSCOM organises the India Leadership Forum in Mumbai every year which held this year from 13 to 15 February 2013.
NASSCOM’s members are primarily companies run by Indian nationals in the business of software development, software services, and IT-enabled/BPO services. The consortium was set up to facilitate Indian business and trade in software and services and to encourage advancement of research in software technology by Indians. It is a non-profit organisation, funded entirely by its members. NASSCOM has played a role in ensuring quality of service, and the enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in the Indian Software and BPO industry.As on June 2007, more than 1,110 information technology companies in India were members of NASSCOM. Membership includes domestic software / ITES companies as well as multinationals operating in India. The wide range of member companies gives NASSCOM the ability to represent the interests of the Indian software industry with authority.NASSCOM also has a Mentorship Programme for the mid sized companies. This is a six month engagement, which will help the organisation to develop a better assessment of their strengths and weaknesses.
- NASSCOM Membership provides a unique opportunity for an organisation and its professionals to engage and drive thought leadership in activities, forums and industry groups. NASSCOM members address current challenges, build strategies for the future and share best practices, with the overall objective of building a growth-led competitive and sustainable industry.
- Insights on Industry Trends
- Access to NASSCOM research and intelligence that tracks industry trends, growth opportunities and best practices
- Access to a repository of industry presentations, blogs, discussions and articles
- An opportunity to engage with the NASSCOM research team and share case studies or transformational stories
- Opportunities to enhance visibility
- Visibility through features and interviews on the NASSCOM website, as well as the monthly newsletter, NASSCOM Newsline
- Speak, sponsor or participant opportunities at NASSCOM events
- Chance to contribute to blogs and newsletters as thought leaders
- Brand building through NASSCOM awards and recognitions
- Emerge 50
- Healthcare IT
- Social Innovation
- Excellence in IT Security
- Gender Diversity
- DSCI Security & Privacy
- Talent Innovation
- Nominate your customer in India for the IT User Awards
- Opportunity to network, build and share best practices
- Chance to leverage the Member database on NASSCOM’s website to post a trade lead, or participate in one
- Chance to share or learn best practices through city level networking sessions on human capital development, data security, contract management, quality, diversity and more.
- Global Trade Development
- Members can participate in opportunities for global networking and build business at NASSCOM's global events, and through delegations and road shows
- Network with companies in other countries through their delegations to India
- Receive information regularly about policy updates in different countries
- Understand issues related to visas, immigration through NASSCOM’s mobility best practices sessions
- Learn about trends and opportunities in different markets through country reports
Prominent members 
Here is a list of prominent members of executive council of NASSCOM.
- Rita Soni - CEO NASSCOM Foundation
- Jaitirth Rao - Chair, NASSCOM Foundation
- Krishnakumar Natarajan - Chairman of NASSCOM for 2012-2013
- Natarajan Chandrasekaran - Chairman of NASSCOM for 2011-2012
- Rajendra S Pawar - Chairman of NASSCOM for 2010-2011
- Som Mittal - President of NASSCOM for 2009-2010
- Pramod Bhasin - Chairman of NASSCOM(former)
- Harsh Manglik -Chairman of NASSCOM for 2010-2011
- Mr. Rajendra S. Pawar as the new Chairman of its Executive Council for the year 2011-2012 (April 26, 2011)
- Nandan Nilekani
- Bhaskar Pramanik
- Bobby Mitra
- Sharad Sharma
- Raman Roy
- Rakhi Battish - Executive Assistant
- Madhuka Das - Senior Associate
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