Digital India will broadly aim at four things: bridging the digital divide, improving governance, harnessing power in the common man’s hand, and a politically and ideologically neutral campaign.
The two-day programme has been organised by FICCI with the support of department of telecommunications and The Financial Express.
Prasad also assured the industry that spectrum auctions will be conducted in a fair, reasonable and timely manner.
This is to ensure that the project isn’t delayed beyond 2019, the scheduled deadline, as users and operators come to grips with the e-enterprise.
Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad continues to be the Information & Broadcasting Minister.
The Department informed a majority of service areas are going at a premium over reserve price and the competitive bidding is expected to continue.
Prasad also asked Scindia to withdraw his statement.
Leader of Opposition Satyadev Katare said the post should have gone to someone from the state, and not an outsider.
Telephone subscribers have been complaining about frequent call drops.
Telecom Minister promises to provide the facility for 407 tourist spots across country soon.
Promises the facility for 407 tourist spots across country soon.
Prasad was speaking to a gathering of nearly 300 people at the community centre in Sector-6, Rohini.
Prasad talks about his biggest task being that of restoring confidence in the scam-hit sector.
Former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee said that the ‘Constitution itself is secular’, and a debate is ‘totally unnecessary’.
Apart from the 3G spectrum, the government is also going to auction 2G bands (800 MHz, 900MHz and 1800 MHz).