Ravi Shankar Prasad

Lok Sabha refers data protection bill to joint panel of Parliament

The panel will have 20 members from the Lok Sabha and 10 from the Rajya Sabha.

published on : 11th December 2019

Government proposes to send Personal Data Bill to joint Parliamentary panel

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the proposed committee could bring out a report before the Budget session, which usually begins in the last week of January.

published on : 11th December 2019

No need to determine creamy layer in SC/ST: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Defending the Constitution (126th) Amendment Bill, he asserted that quota in legislatures for SCs and STs was required to build a new political leadership of the two communities.

published on : 10th December 2019

Time has come for creating all-India judicial service: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Prasad also said the appointment process in the judiciary needs to be fast-tracked.

published on : 7th December 2019

Would urge CJI to ensure mechanism to monitor quick disposal of rape cases, says Law Minister

Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the government is in the process of setting up 1,123 dedicated courts for POCSO and rape offences.

published on : 7th December 2019

Report on citizens' surveillance is baseless: IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

The minister said that there are suitable provisions under the IT Act and work is in progress to bring in a law for data protection.

published on : 5th December 2019

Congress creates complications, BJP brings solutions: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Prasad, who holds portfolios of Law and Justice; Communications; Electronics and IT in the Union Cabinet, attacked Rahul Gandhi over his remarks on Rafale deal.

published on : 1st December 2019

Department of Telecom to seek cabinet nod in December for spectrum auction in March 2020

According to sources, an internal committee has cleared the TRAI base prices for all the bands and all processes are concurrently going on.

published on : 28th November 2019

Enough spectrum available to start 5G services: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

The minister said that 275 megahertz of radiowaves frequency between 3,300-3,400 Mhz and 3,425 to 3,600 Mhz band is available for 5G auction.

published on : 27th November 2019

BJP manifesto in Jharkhand promises mobile handset for farmers, job for every BPL family

The saffron party also promised to provide Rs 5,000 to maximum number of farmers every year under the states Mukhya Mantri Krishi Ashirwad Yojana.

published on : 27th November 2019

Congress boycott of Constitution Day celebrations insult to Ambedkar: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Opposition parties, including the Congress and the Shiv Sena, skipped a joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament on Constitution Day to mark their protest against the BJP.

published on : 26th November 2019

Apple making iPhone XR in India, expanding operations: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Salcomp, the world's largest manufacturer and a major supplier of chargers to Apple for iPhone, has reached an agreement to take over closed facility of Nokia in a SEZ near Chennai.

published on : 25th November 2019

Will revive BSNL and make it profitable: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in LS

Last month, the government approved a Rs 69,000 crore revival package for BSNL and MTNL that included merging the two loss-making firms.

published on : 20th November 2019

2,178 crore digital transactions recorded in FY20 till November 13: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Prasad noted that in 2018-19, 3,134 crore digital transactions were recorded, translating into y-o-y increase of 51 per cent.

published on : 20th November 2019

Telcos have to pay Rs 1.47 lakh crore in past dues; no proposal to waive off interest, penalty: Prasad

The total debt of the telecom industry, service providers and tower companies combined, stood at Rs 7.87 lakh crore as on August 2017, he noted.

published on : 20th November 2019
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