India's Department of Telecommunication yesterday released its long awaited draft of the New Telecom Policy (Download, pdf), which mostly suggests guidelines for policy makers in the country to consider when framing government policy and rules. Before we begin, please keep in mind that this is a draft policy, and is subject to change. We hope you will give your feedback to the government via this page, and help making policy-making more broad-based and participatory. We'll submit our views as well. In Part 1 of this multi-part series analyzing the draft policy today, we look first at the sector that has so far received step-motherly treatment from the Indian government - Broadband. The Draft NTP-2011 seeks to allow citizens to participate in and contribute to e-governance in key sectors like health, education, banking etc. to ensure equitable and inclusive growth. Some…
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