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Govt to start pilot project to find out call drop rate

Govt to start pilot project to find out call drop rate

New Delhi: Enthused by the technology solution to accurately determine the rate of call drops, Union Telecom Minister has directed its officials to start a pilot project in Delhi/Haryana to find out the real causes and its solutions of the call drops. The initiative has come in the backdrop of growing controversy over call drops in the country.

The decision in this regard was taken during an interactive session with young officers of the Indian Telecom Services on Friday. A paper presentation on call drops by a 2015-batch officer drew the attention of the minister, who instantly directed Telecom Secretary Anshu Prakash to start a pilot project on the basis of the presentation.

Earlier, during the interactive session, the minister directed young officers to focus on innovative ideas that to be utilized for the betterment of the telecom sector.

"The country is changing. The focus is on empowering the ordinary persons with the help of technology. So you all start thinking new things and sharing your innovative ideas to bring out qualitative changes in the society," the minister told the probationers of the ministry.

Sending out a tough message to his officials, the minister said, "It's my stern message to you all. Start reading and keep aside your babudom. Focus on technology to bring more reforms. Think about optimal utilization of artificial utilization to strengthen cyber security."

In a special message to women probationers, Prasad said, "Come out with technological solutions to the problems of women in the country. Women officials would be given incentives for bringing out technological remedies to women's issues."

The issue of call drops has always haunted Telecom Ministers. Notably, Prasad was to lose the high-profile ministry portfolio in July 2016 over on the rise cases of call drops.

Dhirendra Kumar

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