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Draft New Telecom Policy to be unveiled today

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Oct 9 � Once applauded as the poster boy of India�s economic reforms and now vilified over the 2G scam, the telecom sector is all set to get a glimpse of new norms aimed at cleaning up and rejuvenating the sector with the unveiling of the Draft New Telecom Policy 2011 here tomorrow.

With a major thrust on transparency and the investment climate, the New Telecom Policy 2011 (NTP-11) is widely expected to help lure more foreign investors to the country and plug the digital divide.

The draft NTP-11, to be unveiled by Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal, proposes to recognise telecom as an infrastructure sector � which would entail tax concessions � so that more investment flows in. � PTI

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Draft New Telecom Policy to be unveiled today

NEW DELHI, Oct 9 � Once applauded as the poster boy of India�s economic reforms and now vilified over the 2G scam, the telecom sector is all set to get a glimpse of new norms aimed at cleaning up and rejuvenating the sector with the unveiling of the Draft New Telecom Policy 2011 here tomorrow.

With a major thrust on transparency and the investment climate, the New Telecom Policy 2011 (NTP-11) is widely expected to help lure more foreign investors to the country and plug the digital divide.

The draft NTP-11, to be unveiled by Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal, proposes to recognise telecom as an infrastructure sector � which would entail tax concessions � so that more investment flows in. � PTI