India re-elected as a member of ITU Council
India has been elected as a member of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Council for another 4-year term (2019-2022). The elections to the council were held during the ongoing ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 in Dubai.
Commenting on this development, Manoj Sinha, union minister of state for communications (independent charge), said,“we are delighted to see India as a member of the ITU Council once again. This is a recognition of the role our country plays in the area of Telecom and ICT on the global stage”.
“India shares the dream and vision of ITU to realise the world as a single nation and knowledge society,” he said, adding that,“our strong partnership with the ITU is also demonstrated in the recent ITU decision to set up the ITU South Asia Area office and Technology Innovation Centre in New Delhi. We are on target to have this centre operational by January 2019”.