Information Technology

Information Technology can help to enhance the sustainable socio-economic transformation of societies. There are needs to bridge the gap between people with effective access to digital and information technology and those with very limited or no access at all. In this direction, additionally, to promote international cooperation in the emerging and frontier areas of information technology, explore ways to enhance investment and address regulatory mechanism.

The objectives covered under this section are as under –

  • To provide world class Telecommunications, Infrastructure and services enhancing the connectivity between people enabling rapid socio-economic development.
  • To enable last mile connectivity and deliver social security services.
  • Formulation of policy and coordination of matters relating to telegraphs, telephones, wireless, data and other forms of communication.
  • Promotion of standardization, research and development in Telecommunications.
  • Assistance to institutions, scientific institutions, universities for advanced scientific study and research in the field of telecommunications.
  • Telecom disputes settlement
  • Implementation and operation of electronic governance.
  • All matters relating to radio and television broadcasting.
  • Development, installation, maintenance of cable television networks, radio stations and transmitters and operation of broadcasting services.
  • Cultural exchange of television programmes, development, installation, maintenance and operation of television programme. Production centres and television services.
  • Import and export of feature and short films for theatrical and non-theatrical viewing.
  • Promotion of good cinema by institution of awards for films produced in India and assistance through the national film development corporation limited including all matters relating to film industry.
  • Production and distribution of documentaries for internal and external publicity.
  • Organisation of international film festivals and participation in international film festivals.
  • Allocation of newsprint to newspapers.
  • Production, sale and distribution of popular pamphlets, books and journals on matters of national importance for internal as well as external publicity with a view to imparting to the general public at home and abroad the correct information about the nation.
  • Research and reference.
  • Publicity for the policies and programmes of governments.
  • Financial assistance to distinguished musicians, both vocal and instrumental, dancers and dramatists who have contributed substantially.
  • Journalists' welfare.