Government of India
Ministry Of Communication and Information Technology
Department Of Telecommunications 

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 538
ANSWERED ON FEBRUARY 27, 2015 

QUESTION
Steps To Equip Dot for Responding to Technological Advancements 

538. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

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

 (a)   the steps Government is taking to equip the DoT with the capacity to respond to Digital India objectives and fast changing disruptive nature of technological advancements; and

 (b)   whether Government believes that the DoT must play a significant role in creating changes to the digital environment, instead of being only a licence issuing authority and mute witness to the transformation of the sector, if so, the details thereof?

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

(a): Adequate capacity is available with Government, including the Department of Telecommunications, for policy and regulatory changes in response to Digital India objectives and fast changing disruptive nature of technological advancements.

(b): Department of Telecommunications has an important role to play in its policy-making and regulatory functions for orderly growth of the telecommunication sector. The National Telecom Policy and initiatives taken from time to time on the Policy and regulatory front guide the emerging developments in the telecommunications sector to fulfil the objectives of Digital India.