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Robust digital connectivity enhances socio-economic development: MoS

By TIOL News Service

NEW DELHI, JUNE 12, 2018: The Ministry of Communications has established itself as a core enabling unit of the Govt of India, driving the country's socio-economic development during the last four years by providing strong digital connectivity support and delivering citizen-centric services – in the true spirit of 'Saaf Neeyat, Sahi Vikas', said Mr Manoj Sinha, MoS for Communications (Independent Charge).

The Minister was addressing members of the press and media at a press conference today, held to mark the completion of 4 years of the present Govt at the Centre. Mrs Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Mr Ananta Narayan Nanda, Secretary, Department of Posts (DoP) joined the Minister on the dais, as he summarised the highlights and achievements of the Ministry of Communications over the last 4 years.

Mr Sinha also said that the biggest achievements in the area of Telecommunications had been overcoming the pervasive trust deficit through transparent auctions of spectrum, and bridging the digital divide in the country by undertaking digital infrastructure projects such as BharatNet on an unprecedented scale.