India secures key leadership position in International Telecommunication Union

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India has secured a leadership position in the Council’s Standing Committee on Administration and Management of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as an Indian official was appointed vice-chairman of it, announced an official statement on Friday, April 1.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication.

“The International Telecommunication Union, during the Council meetings held in Geneva from 21 to 31 March, had announced the appointment of Aprajita Sharma, officer of the IP&TAF (Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance) service as Vice-President of the Standing Committee on Administration and Management,” the communications ministry said in a statement.

She will remain vice-chairman of the Council’s Standing Committee for the years 2023 and 2024 and its chairwoman for the years 2025 and 2026, the ministry said.

ITU is governed by the Plenipotentiary Conference and the Administrative Council. The Plenipotentiary Conference is the supreme organ of the Union. It is the decision-making body that determines the orientation of the Union and its activities, according to the ministry.

The Council, on the other hand, acts as the governing body of the Union between Plenipotentiary Conferences. Its role is to review major telecommunications policy issues to ensure that the activities, policies and strategies of the Union respond fully to today’s dynamic and rapidly changing telecommunications environment, a- he added.

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