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India for multi-stakeholder approach to govern Internet


  • Telecom Minister said, “A committee on internet governance was formed under Chairmanship of Finance Minister and has decided India should support a multi-stakeholder approach in matter of Internet governance”.
  • The members of the committee include Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Prasad.
  • The committee thinks that government should have the supreme right and control over the Internet on matter relating to national security, which is also been approved by Prime Minister.
  • ICANN, a non-profit organisation incorporated in California, currently coordinates, manages and implements worldwide Internet rules and policies by taking views of global community.
  • It has been assigned the task to manage Internet by the US Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) under a contract, which expires on September 30.

Source: ET

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