India Secures Key Leadership Position In International Telecommunication Union


India has secured a leadership position in Council Standing Committee on Administration and Management of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as an Indian official has been appointed as vice chairperson for the same, an official release said on Friday (1 April).

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

“International Telecommunication Union at Council meetings held at Geneva from 21 March till 31 March, had announced the appointment of Aprajita Sharma, an IP&TAF (Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance) service officer as the vice-chair of Standing Committee on Administration and Management,” the Ministry of Communications said in a release.

She will remain as vice chairperson of Council Standing Committee for the years 2023 and 2024 and it’s chairperson for the years 2025 and 2026, the ministry said.

The 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 which determines the direction of the Union and its activities, according to the ministry.

The Council, on the other hand, acts as the Union’s governing body in the interval between Plenipotentiary Conferences. Its role is to consider broad telecommunication policy issues to ensure that the Union’s activities, policies and strategies fully respond to today’s dynamic, rapidly changing telecommunications environment, it added.