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Modi govt to appoint chief IT officers in all ministries, set up e-governance academy

Thursday, September 15, 2016 | More »

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In what may bring the ageing information technology (IT) systems used in government offices back to life and usher in professionalism, the ministry of electronics and IT plans to have a chief information technology officer (CITO) deputed across government ministries. Also, to boost the National Demo...

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Government asks Google to submit fresh proposal for Loon project

Government has asked IT giant Google to submit fresh proposal for testing its balloon-based Internet technology for the Loon Project following objections to the use of spectrum band it had proposed earlier. In a written reply to the Lok Sabha today, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Google I...

16 March, 2016 | More »


Backlash compels govt to withdraw draft encryption policy

Following a public uproar over threat to privacy, the government today withdrew the draft encryption policy which made it mandatory for storage of all messages, including social media, for 90 days. “I personally feel that some of the expression used in the draft are giving rise to uncalled-for...

22 September, 2015 | More »

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Government panel to come with report on net neutrality in a month

Amid a raging debate over equal Internet access, the government of India on Monday said an expert panel is looking into net neutrality issues and a report is expected by mid-May even as anti-trust watchdog CCI might launch a probe into the matter. As telecom operators, start-ups, politicians and fil...

14 April, 2015 | More »


Govt announces open source software policy

The government has announced a policy for adopting open source software (OSS), making it mandatory that such software is considered along with proprietary products, as it looks to bring in transparency and lower total cost of ownership of projects. The policy shall be applicable to Central governmen...

30 March, 2015 | More »


Idukki becomes first district to have high-speed rural broadband

The Centre is working on a policy on setting up Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) centres in mofussil towns to empower rural population and boost economic development, Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. Launching the country’s first hi-spe...

13 January, 2015 | More »

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Government launches e-greetings portal as part of its Rs 500 Cr Digital India Initiative

Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today launched an e-greetings portal as part of the government’s Rs 500 crore ‘Digital India Initiative’. He also urged government employees to send greetings to their near and dear ones through the platform. The government is calling this a c...

14 August, 2014 | More »

Communication & IT ministry seeks to connect 2.5 lakh panchayats via broadband in India

India will build a broadband highway connecting 2.5 lakh panchayats (spread over six lakh villages) across the country in the next three years to provide a host of public services, union communications and information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announced. About 50,000 panchayat will rec...

2 July, 2014 | More »