Modi nudge now to fill tech gaps of Babus

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By Manish Anand

New Delhi, October 2: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has seemingly turned his attention to the technology competency of bureaucrats. With Modi seeking to direct economy on the path of technology and knowledge such as Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things (IoTs), the Central government has turned focus to close the skill gaps in the bureaucracy.

Modi launched the 5G services during the Indian Mobile Congress at Pragati Maidan on Saturday amid assertion of the telecommunication players that they would beat the deadline for the rollout across the country in quick time, which would facilitate greater access for the people to new sets of technology.

“Prime Minister has sought all the senior level bureaucrats at the Centre to gather the first-hand information and knowledge about the 5G and the accompanying technology. All the officials must visit the Indian Mobile Congress and gather the full knowledge of technology that will come along with 5G services,” said a senior official in the government.

The Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba in a letter to all the Secretaries of the Ministries has called for full attendance of the bureaucrats at the Indian Mobile Congress.

“Hon PM inaugurated 5G services today at India Mobile Congress IMC 2022 at Pragati Maidan. IMC 2022 has exciting demonstrations of domestic tech from startups and Indian majors, as well as global technologies. Cabinet Secretary has instructed that all Assistant Secretaries (training), DS (Deputy Secretary), DIR (Directors) and JS (Joint Secretary) of Government of India visit India Mobile Congress 2022 at Pragati,” read the communication sent out to the officials by K. Rajaraman, Secretary, the Ministry of Telecommunication.

The officials have been asked to visit the IMC 2022 from October 2 to 4 at Pragati Maidan in the national capital. A copy of the communication is with The Raisina Hills.

Ramakrishna P, IMC 2022 CEO, will be coordinating the hand-holding of the bureaucrats while they are imparted the 5G technology knowledge sets and their possible applications in the policy making within the government and the implementation of the schemes and programmes, besides further dissemination among the state level bureaucrats and policy makers. Rajesh Pathak will be coordinating the efforts to facilitate the ex the excise.

“The visits are being coordinated by Secretary DoPT and DoT and a report of attendance need to be sent to DoPt (Department of Personnel and Training), CabSec (Cabinet Secretariat),” further read the communication sent to all the officials.

The Central government has in the recent years sought to align policy and schemes with technology, essentially under the Aadhar architecture, for efficiency in the delivery of the benefits to the people, while Modi has set the task of saturation of all the programmes.

Several state IT Ministers are also attending the IMC 2022.

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2 thoughts on “Modi nudge now to fill tech gaps of Babus

  1. Very informative coverage on Govt’ plan to enhance skills of beaurocrats on 5G an IOT technologies.
    Appreciate Govt sincere effort to fill the gap in a systematic way.
    Appreciate great coverage from Raisina Hills.

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