CHANDIGARH, 21.11.22-A capacity building conference on 5G was organized today by the Department of Information Technology(DoIT), Chandigarh Administration at the Entrepreneur Development Centre (EDC), Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park (RGCTP), Chandigarh.

The conference was inaugurated by Sh. Dharam Pal, Adviser to the Administrator, Chandigarh and chaired by Sh. Nitin Kumar Yadav, Home Secretary cum Secretary I.T.

In the inaugural address, the Adviser emphasized that all stakeholders (various departments of Chandigarh Administration, MCC, Industry and DoT, GOI) should work in tandem to enable smooth 5G rollout in UT Chandigarh. The Secretary IT elaborated on the efforts of Department of I.T. in developing an internal portal that shall enable efficient and speedy grant of permissions to the Telecom Service Provider (TSP)/ Infrastructure Provider (IP).
The workflow of the internal portal was also presented by the SIO-NIC during the conference.

During the conference, attended by over 125 participants, Sr. DDG, Punjab LSA and DDG, National Broadband Mission, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India, presented overview of the PM Gatishakti and 5G use cases touching across various sectors like health, education etc. apart from the presentation by the representatives of the industry.

As the advanced 5G infrastructure shall become the nervous system of the Digital Economy and Digital Society. Therefore, it is imperative to understand, both for the officer/officials and the industry, how 5g would change the scenario, hence the conference has been organized in collaboration with the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India, said Sh. Rupesh Kumar, Director I.T., Chandigarh.

The conference was attended by Dr. Vijay Namdeorao Zade, IAS, Finance Secretary, Officials of Department of Telecommunications, Government of India; representative from Industry and officials from various departments of Chandigarh Administration.