Digital Communication Commission

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Overview:

Recently, the Government of India decided to disband the telecom body Digital Communication Commission and hand over its crucial and large-budget decisions to the Department of Expenditure.

About Digital Communication Commission (DCC) 

  • It was set up by the Government of India via a resolution in 1989 with administrative and financial powers of the Government of India to deal with various aspects of Telecommunications. 
  • The Government re-designated the ‘Telecom Commission’ as the ‘Digital Communications Commission’ in 2018. 
  • Nodal Ministry: It is under the Ministry of Communication
  • Members: Consists of a Chairman, four full-time members, who are ex-officio Secretaries to the Government of India in the Department of Telecommunications and four part-time members who are Secretaries to the Government of India in the concerned Departments. 
  • The Secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Telecommunications is the ex-officio Chairman of the Digital Communications Commission. 

 

Functions:

  • Formulating the policy of the Department of Telecommunications for approval of the Government. 
  • Preparing the budget for the Department of Telecommunications for each financial year and getting it approved by the Government. 
  •  Implementation of Government policy in all matters concerning telecommunication.

 


Q1) What is digital communication?

Digital communication is the use of online tools like email, social media messaging and texting to reach other individuals or a specific audience to share a message

Source: Govt to disband telecom body DCC, finance ministry's DoE to step in.