India elected as a Member of the International Telecommunications Union Council

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India has been elected as a Member of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Councilfor one other 4-year time period (2019-2022).

The elections to the Council have been held throughout the ongoing ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 at Dubai, UAE.

By securing 165 votes, India ranked third amongst the 13 nations elected to the Council from the Asia-Australasia area, and eighth amongst the 48 nations elected to the Council globally.

The ITU has 193 member states who elect representatives to the Council.

Commenting on this growth, Shri Manoj Sinha, Union Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) stated,“We are delighted to see India as a member of the ITU Council as soon as once more.

This is a recognition of the position our nation performs in the space of Telecom and ICT on the world stage”.

India has been an lively member of the ITU since 1869, earnestly supporting the growth and propagation of Telecom in the world neighborhood of nations.

The nation has been a common member of the ITU Council since 1952, and has performed an vital position in harmonizing the contributions of member States from the area, all the time respecting the principlesof equality andconsensus-building.

“India shares the dream and vision of ITU to realize the world as one nation and knowledge society”, the Minister added,“Our robust partnership with the ITU can be demonstrated in the current ITU choice to arrange the ITU South Asia Area Office and Technology Innovation Centre in New Delhi.

We are heading in the right direction to have this Centre operational by January, 2019”.>

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