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Deora to look after Telecom, Pilot IT & Postal

Newly appointed Minister of State for IT and Communications Milind Deora has been given the charge of the Telecom Department and his peer, Sachin Pilot, will take care of IT and Postal issues.

Updated: Jul 18, 2011, 13:43 PM IST

New Delhi: Newly appointed Minister of State for IT and Communications Milind Deora has been given the charge of the Telecom Department and his peer, Sachin
Pilot, will take care of IT and Postal issues.

Last week, the 34-year old Deora, a two-time Congress MP from South Mumbai, had taken charge as Minister of State for IT and Communications.

Minister for IT and Communications Kapil Sibal has
decided the responsibilities of both Ministers of State,
official sources said.

While taking charge, Deora had said there is scope for
improvement in the telecom sector, while emphasising on
maximising telecom penetration in the country. He had said he
would identify the areas which require improvement.

An accomplished guitarist, Deora had said that his first
and foremost priority would be be to increase telephony
services in rural areas at affordable prices, while ensuring
revenue to the government at the same time.

PTI