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National Digital Communications Policy 2018

The job of a national policy on digital communications is to prepare the country and its citizens for the future. Achieving these goals would require that the key stakeholders – namely the Centre, the States, local governments, Telecom Service Providers, Internet Service Providers, handset and equipment manufacturers, the academic community, the innovators and start-ups come together to forge a coalition to deliver this national policy and missions. The draft of the National Digital Communications Policy – 2018 is uploaded here for public comments. The stakeholders and public are requested to kindly go through the draft policy and give their comments / inputs to make the National Digital Communications Policy-2018 a robust document and an enabler for achieving the desired goals.

The National Digital Communications Policy, 2018 seeks to unlock the transformative power of digital communications networks - to achieve the goal of digital empowerment and well being of the people of India; and towards this end, attempts to outline a set of goals, initiatives, strategies and intended policy outcomes. The National Communications Policy aims to accomplish the following Strategic Objectives by 2022:

  1. Provisioning of Broadband for All
  2. Creating 4 Million additional jobs in the Digital Communications sector
  3. Enhancing the contribution of the Digital Communications sector to 8% of India’s GDP from ~ 6% in 2017
  4. Propelling India to the Top 50 Nations in the ICT Development Index of ITU from 134 in 2017
  5. Enhancing India’s contribution to Global Value Chains
  6. Ensuring Digital Sovereignty