India to be among nations in upcoming ‘technology driven’ revolution: Arun Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that India has great strengths to be amongst leading nations in a technology driven forth industrial revolution that is expected to come about.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister of State Jayant Sinhain during a pre-budget consultative meeting in New Delhi on Saturday.
Speaking after inaugurating a two-day seminar titled-ART (Adjudication, Regulation and Telecommunication) of convergence in New Delhi, Jaitley said that regulatory and adjudicating mechanisms have to keep pace with rapidly evolving technologies in the fields of information technology, telecommunications and broadcasting.

Jaitley said that he would convey it to the telecommunications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to consider strengthening of jurisdiction of the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT).
Earlier the Chairman of the TDSAT Justice Aftab Alam said that there is a need for the government to bring clarity on several policy issues and on administrative mechanisms.
Speaking on the occasion Supreme Court Judge Justice J. Chalameshwar said that setting up specialised benches in high courts with subject specialists as advisors or commissioners to courts could help in overcoming multiple layers of adjudication.
He also said all parties involved in adjudication, regulation policy framers should keep themselves informed of the latest developments in the field.
Attorney General of India, Mukul Rohtagi and member TDSAT B.B.Srivastava also spoke on the occasion.