Union Minister of State (Independent charge) Communication and Railways Manoj Sinha called on Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) BD Mishra (Retd.) at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on Friday.
They discussed various issues pertaining to the electronic connectivity and telecommunications of the State.
Sharing his observations with the Union Minister of State about the recent district tour to East Kameng, the Governor said that due to lack of electronic connectivity many important central government schemes are not being implemented properly. Even online registration for Army recruitment is facing problems, he said.
The Governor also drew the attention of the Minister on the slow pace of work of laying of optical fibre cables, across the State and requested the minister to expedite the work.
Highlighting the challenges in telecommunication network in Arunachal, the Governor said that providing electronic and internet connectivity is the need of the hour. Local inhabitants and the army personnel posted in the remote and interior areas find it difficult to keep in touch with the family members in case of emergencies, he pointed out.
The Governor also requested the Minister to station Deputy Director General (IT) rank officer in the State as it would aid in expeditious implementation and monitoring of OFC projects and other telecom Services in the State.
The Minister assured the Governor that by December 2018, Arunachal Pradesh will have workable connectivity and IT facilities. He would review the ongoing projects and expedite those projects which are under process of implementation.