New telecom policy expected to be placed before Cabinet in 2 weeks says Sundararajan

Vastavam web: The new telecom policy branded as National Digital Communications Policy is expected to be placed before the Cabinet for approval in two weeks, a top official said Tuesday. “It is likely to be placed in two weeks,” telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan said on the sidelines of a BSNL event. The government has recently issued the National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP) which once approved will set road map for attracting investment of around Rs 6.5 lakh crore in the sector and create 40 lakh new job opportunities. It proposes to adopt “Optimal Pricing of Spectrum” to ensure sustainable and affordable access to digital communications. High spectrum price and related charges have been main concern of telecom services segment, which is reeling under a debt of around Rs 7.8 lakh crore.