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Asian countries to support India’s candidate for ITU Regulation Board elections

India Government hosted a dinner reception for the international delegates attending the 4th Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 22 (PP-22), which is currently ongoing in Bangkok, Thailand to promote Mrs. Revathi Mannepalli, Senior Deputy Wireless Advisor, Department of Telecommunication (DoT) as a candidate of the Republic of India for the post of Member ITU Radio Regulation Board (RRB).

The APT meeting is hosted by the Office of the National Broadcasting Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) of Thailand and the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES), Thailand.

APT meeting aims to continue the discussion on the issues of interests addressed by APT Members for ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-22) and is expected to develop Preliminary APT Common Proposals for PP-22 to the extent possible. Along with considering Issue Papers prepared by Working Groups of APT PP-22 & consider the input contributions from APT Members.

The Indian Delegation is attending this meeting with 10 delegates present physically. A number of contributions have also been submitted and discussed by India in the meeting.

In order to promote Mrs. Revathi Mannepalli, Senior Deputy Wireless Advisor, Department of Telecommunication (DoT) as a candidate of the Republic of India for the post of Member ITU Radio Regulation Board (RRB) from Region E: Asia and Australasia, the Indian Ambassador to Thailand Ms. Suchitra Durai hosted a dinner reception for the international delegates attending the 4th Meeting of the APT Preparatory Group for ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 22 (PP-22). The event was organized by the ITU-APT Foundation of Indi and supported by other industry associations including COAI, GSOA, BIF and GSA. The dinner reception was very well organised and quite a success. Almost all the countries were represented by a total of 150 members along with 6 Ambassadors from different countries based in Thailand.

Suchitra Durai (Ambassador of India to Thailand) addressed the APT PP22-4 and emphasized the candidature of Revathi and India for the ITU Council. She also appreciated the scale and grandeur of the event and gave compliments to Ms. Aarush, General Manager (IAFI) & Mr. Jitendra Singh, Executive Member (IAFI) for organising, coordinating and making the dinner a success.

The upcoming Plenipotentiary conference PP-22 will take place later this year in September in Bucharest, Romania to set the direction of digital transformation for years to come. India’s nomination to RRB comes after a gap of eight years.

ITU-APT Foundation of India (ITU-APT) is a non-profit, non-political, non-partisan Industry foundation registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act, 1960. ITU-APT is working for last 20 years with the prime objective of encouraging involvement of professionals, corporate, public/private sector industries, R&D organizations, academic institutions, and such other agencies engaged in development of Indian Telecom sector in the activities of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT).

CT Bureau

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