India has been reelected as a member of the International Telecommunications Union-ITU Council for another four-year term from 2019 to 2022, PTI reports.
According to the report, the elections to the International Telecommunications Union Council were held during the ongoing ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 at Dubai.
PTI reports that India secured 165 votes, according to an official release, and ranked third among the 13 countries elected to the council from the Asia-Australasia region, and eighth among the 48 countries elected to the council globally.
Responding to this development, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said this is a recognition of the role that our country plays in the area of Telecom and ICT on the global stage.
The representatives to the Council can be elected by the 193 member states of ITU.
India has been a regular member of the ITU Council since 1952, and has played an important role in harmonising the contributions of member states from the region, always respecting the principles of equality and consensus-building.