Tele­com secy booted out over call drops

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - HT Correspondent ht­metro@hin­dus­tan­

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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