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360/365 – Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology is an Indian government ministry. It contains three departments:

Department of Telecommunications

Department of Information Technology

Department of Posts

The following cadre controlling authority of the Civil Services (including Indian Telecommunication Service, Indian Postal Service, Telegraph Traffic Service and Indian Posts and Telegraphs Accounts and Finance Service) are under the administration and supervision of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

Department of Telecommunications

Also known as the Door Sanchar Vibhag, this department concerns itself with policy, licensing and coordination matters relating to telegraphs, telephones, wireless, data, facsimile and telematic services and other like forms of communications. It also looks into the administration of laws with respect to any of the matters specified, namely:

The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 (13 of 1885)

 The Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1933 (17 of 1933)

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997 (24 of 1997)

Public sector units

 Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited

Indian Telephone Industries Limited

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited

Telecommunications Consultants India Limited

R&D unit

 Center for Development of Telematics

Other units

 Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing

Telecom Engineering Center

Controller of Communication Accounts

Telecom Enforcement, Resource and Monitoring Cells (formerly known as VTM Cells)

A need was felt in the year 2007 to distinctly address the issues of Communication Network Security at DOT (HQ) level, consequent to enhancement of FDI limit in Telecom sector from 49% to 74% and therefore a new wing, named Security was created in DOT (HQ).

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_of_Communications_and_Information_Technology_(India)

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