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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS

RAJYASABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.535
TO BE ANSWERED ON 25th NOVEMBER, 2011
National Telecom Policy 2011

535. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:-

(a) Whether any key stakeholders have responded in writing or on the DoT portal until the launch of the draft National Telecom Policy 20 11 (NTP 2011) and since its launch, till date;

(b) If so, the details thereof; and

(c) Whether Government will be able to meet its objective of announcing the final NTP 2011 in January 2012?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(SHRI MILIND DEORA)

(a) & (b):  Yes, Sir. About 26 references were received in writing from various stakeholders, individuals, associations etc. prior to the release of draft NTP-2011. An indicative list of the same is at Annexure-I. Since the launch of draft NTP 2011 on 10th October r 2011 about 22 responses have been received, an indicative list of which is at Annexure-II. Further, about 487 responses from 93 individuals have been received on the Department of Telecommunication policy portal till date.

(c) The last date for receipt of comments/views/suggestions on the draft NTP-2011 is 9th December 2011. After the receipt of feedback and their due consideration, NIP-20l1 would be approved by the competent authority.

Contd… 2/-

Annexure-I

INDICATIVE LIST OF SUGGESTIONS, VIEW POINTS, INPUTS RECEIVED FROM VARIOUS STAKE-HOLDERS FOR NATIONAL TELECOM POLICY 2011 FORMULATION

(BEFORE LAUNCHING OF DRAFT NTP-201L FOR WIDER PUBLIC CONSULTATION)

SI. No.

Received from

1.

ASSOCHAM letter dated 29.1.2011 & 22.3.2011

2.

ISPAI letter dated 1.2.2011

3.

lTU-APT Foundation of India letter dated 7.2.2011

4.

TATA Teleservices letter dated 8.2.2011

5.

Association of Competitive Telecom Operators (ACTO) letter dated 2.2.2011

6.

Bombay Telephone Users Association letter dated 4.2.2011

7.

Reliance Communications Limited letter dated 9.3.201I

8.

Sub-Committee of the Prime Minister's Council on promoting PPP for R &D and Clean Energy-ref from  DIT received on 7.4.11

9.

Telecom Users Group India letter dated 4th April 2011

10.

From WPC Wing Dated 6.5.2011 forwarding letter from Vodafone Essar Ltd dt. 28.4.2011

11.

JETE recommendation on NTP-201 I dated May 2011

12.

PPT and PDF files from Reliance Communications Ltd on NTP-11

13.

11M-IdeaTCOE, 11M Ahmedabad

14.

The Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore letter dated 31st Marc 2011

15.

a)      FICCI letter dated 1st April 2011

b)      PMO letter dt. 19.4.11 forwarding the same letter from FICCI

c)       FICCI-E&Y Report dated 15.4.2011.

16.

Letter dated 16.3.201 I from Shri S.M. Agarwal, Chairman, Futures Group to Hon'ble Prime Minister forwarded by PMO

17.

Skoch Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd. Dated 17.4.2011.

18.

VSAT Services Association of India dated 2nd April 2011

19.

Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Hon 'ble MP, Rajya Sabha and Member, Standing Committee on IT letter dated 30 March 2011

20.

Director, LBSNAA, Mussoorie dated 20.4.2011

21.

COAI letter dated 7th  June 2011

22.

AUSPI e-mail dated 20.7.2011

23.

COAI letter dated 10.8.11 ISPAI letter dated 9.8.11

24.

ISPAI letter dated 9.8.11

25.

Vodafone Essar letter dated 30.8.11

26.

BSNL Associations/Unions Joint Action Committee letter dated 6.6. 11

Contd…3/-

 

Annexure-II

Indicative list of Suggestions, view points, inputs received from various stake-holders on draft National Telecom Policy 2011

(After hosting draft NTP-2011 in the website (or wider public consultation)

 

Sl. No.

Received from

1

RCOM letter given on 20.10.2011

2

 Letter from Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Hon'ble MP addressed to Hon'ble MOS (P) C & IT dated 13.10.2011

3

Letter from Shri Vinod Kumar, ITS (Rtd.) dated 17th October 2011

4

Letter from Shri Sreekumar. S. Kayamkulam, Kerala dated 17.10.2011

5

Secretary General AUSPI letter (e-mail) received on 21.10.201 I

6

COAl letter dated 18.10.2011

7

Letter from Shri Hemant S. Patil , Kanpur Road, Lucknow dated 12.10.2011

8

Letter from Shri R. Krishnamurthy, Dy. Secy, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment dated 6.11.2011

9

E-mail from Shri Nicolas Fetchko, Director, International & Government Affairs, Telecommunications Industry Association (TJA), Washington dated 5.11.2011.

10

Letter from Shri G.L. Jogi, General Secretary, Sanchar Nigam Executives' Association (lndia) dated 31.10.2011

11

Letter from Shri G.L. Jogi, General Secretary, Sanchar Nigam Executives' Association (India) dated 4.11.2011

12

Letter from Mr. Peter BERZ, European Commission, Directorate General for Trade, Brussels, Belgium dated 7.11.2011

13

Letter from Shri Satya N Gupta, President, ACTO dated 7.11.2011

14

 Letter from Shri Ashok Aggarwal, Director General, TEMA dated 24.10.2011.

15

Letter from Shri LB Chand, Brig. DACIDS JCES, HQ Integrated Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence, Plot No. 108 (East), Church Road, New Delhi- 110 0001

16

Letter from Shri. G.S. Gundu Rao, President, Consumer Care Society, Bangalore dated 24th October 2011.

17

Letters from Ms. Juhi Chawla Mehta and Shri Prkash R. Munshi, Neighbours of Sahyadri State Guest House, B.G, Kher Marg Mumbai

18

 Letter from Shri Virat Bhatia, Chairman, FICCI dated 28.10.2011

19

Letter from Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Secretary General FICCI dated 11.10.2011

20

Letter from Shri Virat Bhatia, Chairman, FICCI dated 4.11.2011

21

Letter from Shri G.L. Jogi, General Secretary, Sanchar Nigam Executives' Association (India) dated 4.11.2011

22

Letter from Shri R.A. Venkitachalam, Vice President & MD, and Underwriters Laboratories-Emerging Markets dated 27.10.2011.