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BusinessCabinet Reshuffle Assigns Key Tech Portfolios Continuity and New Leadership

Cabinet Reshuffle Assigns Key Tech Portfolios Continuity and New Leadership


Cabinet Reshuffle Brings Continuity and New Faces to Key Ministries

In a sign of continuity as well as fresh leadership, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new cabinet saw the retention of Ashwini Vaishnaw as the Minister for Electronics and Information while welcoming Jyotiraditya Scindia as the Minister for Communications. Vaishnaw will also continue handling the Railways portfolio and has been assigned the additional responsibility of Information and Broadcasting. Scindia previously served as Civil Aviation Minister.

The changes aim to build on the progress of the last term and inject new momentum in priority areas. Vaishnaw made strides in expanding digital infrastructure and policy reforms since taking charge of the key innovation ministries. Scindia brings a wealth of governance experience to elevate connectivity initiatives nationwide. Both leaders are poised to accelerate 's tech transformation in their renewed roles.

Industry observers note some seminal tasks awaiting the renewed focus of these portfolios. The IT Ministry may initiate public consultation around crafting progressive digital legislation and finalizing rules under recent laws. Boosting indigenous chip manufacturing and rolling out programs on AI and data protection also feature prominently on its agenda.

For Telecom, rebooting the viability of state-run telecom enterprises and delivering broadband access assuredly across regions stand out as pressing matters. Ensuring 5G readiness of networks while addressing rural tele-density are additional imperatives. The combined expertise of Vaishnaw and Scindia can effectively navigate these pressing challenges.

Citizens and stakeholders alike will look to the new cabinet lineup to strengthen the enabling digital ecosystem and bolster connectivity nationwide. With a blend of continuity and fresh energy, India is well-equipped to deepen tech empowerment under the nimble guidance of its ministerial leadership.

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