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

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2616
ANSWERED ON MARCH 20, 2015 

QUESTION
Policy on M2M/IOT

 

2616. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state;

(a)   whether Government believes that constituting a single multi-disciplinary committee to produce a comprehensive and uniform Machine to Machine Internet of Things (M2M/IoT) policy is necessary to put in place a framework for IoT;

(b)   if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;

(c)    the details of the current efforts being made towards evolving a policy for M2M/ IoT; and

(d)   whether Government recognizes that absence of a single comprehensive policy on M2M/IoT will impede the achievement of targets under Digital India?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(SHRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD)

(a) to (d): Department of Telecommunication (DoT) is in the process of releasing ‘National Telecom M2M roadmap’ covering M2M/IoT communication requirements, which is an outcome of wide consultation with relevant stakeholders of M2M/IoT industry. It has further provision of Apex body for inter-ministerial coordination to have a holistic vision and synchronize the activities across all stake-holders. It deals with the issues of interoperable standards, policy and regulatory requirements of communication networks for M2M to suit Indian conditions across sectors and across the country.