Department of Telecommunications

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Department of Telecommunications (DoT)
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Government of India
Headquarters New Delhi, India
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Rakesh Garg, Secretary of the DoT[2]
Parent department Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

The Department of Telecommunications, abbreviated to DoT, is part of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of the executive branch of the Government of India.


Telecom services have been recognized the world-over as an important tool for socio-economic development for a nation and hence telecom infrastructure is treated as a crucial factor to realize the socio-economic objectives in India. Accordingly, the Department of Telecom has been formulating developmental policies for the accelerated growth of the telecommunication services. The Department is also responsible for grant of licenses for various telecom services like Unified Access Service Internet and VSAT service. The Department is also responsible for frequency management in the field of radio communication in close coordination with the international bodies. It also enforces wireless regulatory measures by monitoring wireless transmission of all users in the country.


The following units function under the DoT:[3]

DoT Units
R&D Unit
  • Center for Development of Telematics (C-DOT)
Public Sector Units

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