India has been elected as a Member of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Council for another 4-year term (2019-2022). The elections to the Council were held during the ongoing ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 at Dubai, UAE.
By securing 165 votes, India ranked third among the 13 countries elected to the Council from the Asia-Australia region, and eighth among the 48 countries elected to the Council globally. The ITU has 193 member states who elect representatives to the Council.
Commenting on this development, Manoj Sinha, Union Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) said, “We are delighted to see India as a member of the ITU Council once again. This is recognition of the role our country plays in the area of Telecom and ICT on the global stage”.
India has been a regular member of the ITU Council since 1952, and has played an important role in harmonizing the contributions of member States from the region.