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Ravi Shankar Prasad (born 30 August 1954) is an Indian lawyer, politician and the current Union Minister holding Communications and Information Technology portfolio in the Government of India. A member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Prasad represents the state of Bihar as a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha. During the NDA Government under Atal Bihari Vajpayee's prime ministership, Prasad held the position of Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal and Mines, the Ministry of Law and Justice, and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. He is also a designated senior advocate in the Supreme Court of India.
Born: Aug 30, 1954 (age 65), Patna, India
Office: Minister of Communications and Information Technology
Political Party: Bharatiya Janata Party

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  • At a press conference, BJP leader and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad alleged that the Congress' ruling family amassed properties worth more than Rs 2,000 crore through investment of just Rs 50 lakh in AJL and dubbed it as the "family model of development".

    Ravi Shankar Prasad asked the young officers to become "thinkers" instead of just "officers" and help in the country's drive towards innovation and technology led growth. He also asked the government officers to create patents and think of ways in which BharatNet can be taken to the last mile or how corprorates can be part of the Digital Village programme.

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    Internet service providers have written to the Prime Minister’s Office seeking relief from any move by the telecom department to implement a Supreme Court order on adjusted gross revenue on all telecom licence holders – and not just telcos.

    Jio said in a letter dated October 31 that Ravi Shankar Prasad should not permit the Cellular Operators Association of India to mix the investment-infusing financial package for the telecom industry with the legitimate licence fee and spectrum usage charge obligations arising out of the past conduct of Airtel and Voda Idea.

    Prasad emphasised that any data protection law must be technology agnostic, based upon element of free consent, no abuse of consent beyond the permissible limits, requisite data protection authorities and a fair mechanism for data processing. Equally, there is a need to balance innovation, enterprise in data but with due regard to privacy, he said.

    Jio said a "financial windfall" for Airtel, Voda-Idea by waiving action on unpaid dues will violate SC's ruling.

    The government last month had approved a Rs 69,000-crore revival package for BSNL and MTNL. It includes an infusion of Rs 20,140 cre capital for purchase of 4G spectrum, Rs 3,674 cr for GST to be paid on spectrum allocation, companies raising Rs 15,000 cr in debt on the sovereign guarantee and govt funding Rs 17,160 cr for VRS and another Rs 12,768 cr towards retirement liability.

    Sources said the DoT is working out the exact liability that Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea Ltd, and other telecom operators owe to the government following the October 24 Supreme Court judgment on the way statutory dues such as license fee and spectrum usage charge has to be calculated. The demand notices will be issued in next two weeks.

    In its latest letter to Prasad dated November 1, Jio said the government does not have the option of going against the Supreme Court to provide “any of the relief sought” by the Cellular Operators Association of India for its “two select members, Airtel and Vodafone Idea.

    On October 31, Facebook-owned company WhatsApp had said Indian journalists and human rights activists were among those globally spied upon by unnamed entities using Israeli spyware Pegasus, leading to a furore over breach of citizens' privacy. Maharashtra NCP chief said that Israeli company NSO has been roped in to snoop on some people in the country.

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