The government has released the draft of the new Telecom policy named National Digital Communications Policy, 2018. The policy aims at creating 40 lakh new jobs by 2022, attracting 100 billion US dollars investment in the sector and ensuring broadband coverage at 50 mbps for every citizen.
The draft proposes one Gbps connectivity to all Gram Panchayats by 2020 and 10 Gbps by 2022. It also proposes to address woes of the Telecom sector by reviewing licence fees, spectrum usage charges, universal service obligation fund levy for enhancing ease of doing business in the sector.
Source- AIR World Service
Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
- Manoj Sinha is the Minister of State (I/C) of the Ministry of Communications.
- Smriti Zubin Irani is the Cabinet Minister of Information and Broadcasting