New Delhi: In a bid to remove the stains of 2G scam, the officials of Department of Telecommunication (DoT) are in the process of giving final touches to two crucial policies. The draft on national broadband policy is almost ready while the new telecommunication policy is also being given final touches. In a few days, the national broadband Policy will be sent to the Cabinet for approval. After this a new telecommunication policy will come into effect.

As of now it seems that the broadband policy is the priority of government. Telecommunication Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday discussed it with the leading telecom companies.

Telecommunication Secretary  R Chandrashekhar later said that the national broadband policy is almost ready. First, an approval from the telecom board will be sought and then it will be sent to the Cabinet. It is believed that on the recommendation of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Department of Telecommunication has prepared the policy of internet telecast all across the nation. 

In its recommendation, TRAI has said that there is a necessity to build a Broadband network in the country. Under this, villages with more than 500 population will be connected to Fibre Cable.

This network will provide Internet facility to the country’s population and will make ‘data transfer’ an easy job. It will be useful in increasing the availability of telecom facilities in villages. The usage of this network can be obtained in business, health services and other services. The construction of this network is expected to bear a cost of around Rs 60,000 crore. The government and telecom companies are expected to fund the project. The Telecommunication Minister is in talks with the companies regarding this.

According to sources, the work on the new telecommunication policy has picked momentum. The draft is expected to be ready in June. According to the new policy, the government will allot the new spectrum.

JPN/ Bureau