Telecom secy booted out over call drops
NEW DELHI: Telecom secretary Rakesh Garg was shunted out of the ministry for his inability to manage call drops in a bureaucratic reshuffle effected by PM Narendra Modi on Friday to bring in 10 new officers to head crucial departments. The issue of call drops had attracted the PM’s attention and reference was made to it twice in his recent meeting with Garg, who was also unable to bring about policy clarity on net neutrality and speed up the roll-out of broadband network Bharat. net. Communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was not “satisfied with Garg’s pace of action on important issues”, said a senior official.
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