Govt committed to make system transparent,accountable: Sibal
Oct 17 2013 , New Delhi
"My government is fully committed to making systems most transparent and accountable. That also is an aspect of equity because unless systems are accountable and transparent we won't bring equity in to the system," Sibal said while speaking at a conference on 'Internet, Mobile and Digital Economy' organised by Ficci.
The minister said that by 2020, there will be 600 milion people and 160 million by 2016 in the country who will be using Internet.
"One of the ways to deal with corruption is to empower people through Internet. Bring transparency into the system by ensuring that auctions take place on the Net, providing all the rules and regulations on the Net so that people are able to know what particular venture they are participating in," he said.
He said that lives of lakh of people in Odisha could be saved becuase people had access to mobile phones and government was able to reach them quickly with information on their cellphones.
The minister at the event called for equal participation of all people who use Internet and affected by Internet usage at international level.
"Knowledge is not a private domain of an individual national and those who seek to do that to disservice to humanity. This off-course does not mean that Intellectual Property should not be protected. We need to find balance between Intellectual property protection
and spread of resource that empowers billions of people," he said.
The telecom minister said a system at international body ICANN, which manages system for assigning names of websites, where there is equal participation from all people.
"That balance can only be provided if have an integrated stakeholders structural system within ICANN which is accepted by rest of the world," Sibal said.
He appreciated Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for to setting up a center of excellence in domain name system security in India in partnership with the government body Center for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC).
"It shows (the agreement between ICANN and CDAC) that ICANN recognises that India is a place where this market will grow," the minister said.
The center of excellence is expected to work alongside (ICANN) security staff to design research projects intended to solve critical Domain Name System (DNS) security issues, such as thwarting cyber attacks.