Cabinet Secretary Launches C-DEP Report on Technology Policy Regime

Cabinet Secretary Launches C-DEP Report

By C-DEP Team

Rajiv Gauba, the cabinet secretary to Government of India, launched on Thursday the ‘Compendium of Technology Policy Regime in India’ – a detailed report compiled by the Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research (C-DEP).

The compendium provides an easy snapshot of government rules and regulations related to digital technologies that are being constantly fine- tuned and changed to keep pace with altering needs
RK Mitra with Cabinet Secretary, C-DEP

The compendium covers all policy guidelines, initiatives, and regulations by the Government of India as well as 12 key state governments. Besides helping to understand what is at play in the digital technology landscape, the compendium also gives a sense of what to expect in the future.

Covering 19 aspects such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Semiconductors, Consent Framework, Drone Technology, Electric Vehicles and Industry 4.0 among others, the compendium is expected to be very useful for anyone who wishes to keep abreast of all technological developments for making informed decisions.

According to Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya, president of C-DEP – an independent think tank focused on digital transformation – the emergence of new technological tools has made it imperative for policymakers and stakeholders to stay well-informed and adapt to the ever-changing landscape.

The 12 states covered by the C-DEP report include Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Punjab, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Delhi, Bihar, and Assam.

Mr Gauba launched the compendium in presence of Dr RK Mitra, principal advisor to C-DEP.