Ministry of Communications - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 (Download PDF)

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1. Launch of National EMF Portal: Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has launched Tarang Sanchar. A web portal of information sharing on Mobile Towers and EMF Emission Compliances, with a view to generate confidence and conviction with regard to safety and harmlessness from mobile towers, clearing any myths and misconceptions.

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Ministerial Summary 2017 PIB (Current Affairs/GS 2018)

Dr. Manishika Jain explains Ministerial Summary 2017 - Source PIB

2. Public Awareness Programmes on EMF emission issue:

3. Launch of Satellite based mobile services through Satellite Gateway M/s BSNL:

4. Launching of schemes under Skill Development: 2 schemes in the domain of Skill Development in Telecom Sector to commemorate the Birth Centenary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhayaji as under:

(i) Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthans Scheme:

  • It is a Pilot scheme which proposes to create the skill development training centres.

  • That will be opened in various rural, backward and other needy areas.

  • Taking the necessary training infrastructure from BSNL/other PSUs/Government Organisations/Private entities etc.

    (ii) Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Telecom Skill Excellence Awards scheme:

  • This scheme is aimed to recognize the special contributions of citizens of India in the areas of various Telecom sectors.

    5. Growth in Telecom Sector:

    • The industry has also wholeheartedly participated in the development efforts.

    • A net increase of 9.03 million in the Internet subscribers during the period from March, 2017 to June, 2017.

    • FDI equity inflow in the telecom sector touched US $6.08 billion in the first half of the financial year (April to September, 2017).

    6. Swachhta Pakhwara in DoT:

    7. Swachhta Hi Seva pakhwara:

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- Published/Last Modified on: January 7, 2018

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