International Development News
Development News Edition
Give Feedback

Union Cabinet is likely to discuss a draft on new telecom policy known as NDCP


Devdiscourse News Desk
Updated: 25-09-2018 15:00 IST
Union Cabinet is likely to discuss a draft on new telecom policy known as NDCP

The Union Cabinet is likely to discuss a draft of the new telecom policy, known as National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP) 2018, on Wednesday.

"The draft NDCP is expected to be placed before the Cabinet for approval tomorrow," an official source said Tuesday.

The government recently issued the draft NDCP, which once approved, will set roadmap for attracting investment of around Rs 6.5 lakh crore in the telecom sector.

Promising rationalization of levies such as spectrum charges to rejuvenate the debt-ridden sector, NDCP seeks to provide broadband access to all with 50 Mbps speed, 5G services and create 40 lakh new jobs by 2022.

It proposes to adopt "optimal pricing of the spectrum" to ensure sustainable and affordable access to digital communications.

High spectrum price and related charges have been main concerns of the telecom sector, which is reeling under a debt of around Rs 7.8 lakh crore.

COUNTRY : India