Ministry of Information Technology
Electronics Niketan
6, CGO Complex
New Delhi-110 003

Dated: 10/05/2000


With the approval of competent authority a Working Group on Information Technology for masses has been constituted comprising of the following:

  • Mr. Prakash Javadekar, MLC Maharashtra Legislative Council ... Chairman
  • Prof. P. V. Indiresan, Former Chairman, DOE-ACC ... Member
  • Mr. Gautam Soni, Adviser, MIT
  • Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Professor, IIT, Chennai … Member
  • Dr. S. Ramakrishnan, Sr. Director, MIT ... Member
  • Mr. Dewang Mehta, President, NASSCOM ... Member
  • Dr. A. K. Basu, Director, Society for Rural Industrialization, Ranchi ... Member
  • Dr. Y. K. Sharma, DDG, NIC ... Member-Secy.

The terms of reference of the Working Group are:

  • To review various schemes and major initiatives taken by various Government agencies for taking IT to masses
  • To identify potential areas and applications for deployment of IT for masses
  • To recommend development schemes/ programmes for citizen participation for taking IT to masses
  • To prepare a comprehensive plan for taking IT to masses
  • The Working Group may co-opt any member or expert who may help it in its deliberations.
  • The Working Group may submit its final report latest by 15th July, 2000.

TA/DA, as per the prescribed Government norms, for the non-official members will be borne by the Ministry of Information Technology.

This issues with the approval of Minister for Information Technology.


(S. Lakshminarayanan)

Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Copy for necessary action:

PS to Minister for Information Technology

Secretary, Ministry of Information Technology

All Members of Advisory Committee



Copy for Information:

Cabinet Secretary


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