Union Minister calls on Governor

Union Minister calls on Governor

ITANAGAR, Feb 3: Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology and Law & Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad called on the State Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra at Raj Bhavan here today. They discussed various issues related to mobile and telecommunications, internet connectivity, information technology and law & justice.

The Governor emphasized on allocation of adequate funds for the infrastructure development and subordinate courts to provide easy legal recourse to the people in the remote districts of the State.

He also stressed the pressing need to strengthening the mobile and internet communications, particularly in border areas. Since Aadhaar linking and Financial Inclusion are based on internet connectivity, the issue assures socio-economic dimension of high relevance.

The Governor, who has toured remote border areas, said that at the international border, mobile connectivity is non-existent. This is causing communication hardship to the locals as well as the jawans for contacting their families on emergent needs back home in the hinterland.

The Governor also requested the Union Minister to expedite the laying of Optical Fibre Cable network, which is lagging far behind the planned schedule.

The Union Minister assured the Governor that he would look into the matter on priority and do his best to resolve it.

 

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