India calls for mechanism to increase IT adoption

By agencies   |   Friday, 18 November 2005, 08:00 Hrs
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TUNIS: India has called for an institutional mechanism to help local development and manufacturing of information and communication technologies (ICT).

Addressing to the World Summit of Information Society 2005, the Union Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Dayanidhi Maran said that it was imperative to design an improved organizational structure where the legal and regulatory framework to promote ICTs would be in place.

On the issue of Internet governance, Maran said, “if the Internet is a shared resource, so must be its oversight and management. We regard this (the decision) as a preliminary and modest step.”

The outcome document embodies the collective resolve that the world is moving `slowly but surely' towards a system of oversight and responsive to the changes in technology, the emergence of new stakeholders and is truly multi-layered, multi stakeholder system that is democratic and transparent.

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