IT czar Sam Pitroda has been appointed as the Advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Infrastructure,Innovation and Information.
68-year-old Pitroda,who was appointed to the new post yesterday,will have the rank of a Cabinet Minister.
Pitroda,who is also the Chairman of the high-profile National Knowledge Commission,will advise Singh on integrating information communication technology (ICT) in the sectors of infrastructure,health,justice and information.
I was appointed yesterday. We look at organising integration of national knowledge network and broad band connectivity for better service delivery to the citizens, Pitroda told PTI.
He said he would work for the promotion of ICT in all social sectors and in infrastructure. We will develop an action plan for the next decade which will be a decade for innovation and infrastructure, he said.