India Internet Governance Forum 2022 - PIB - 14/12/22

Recently, the Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship addressed the India Internet Governance Forum (IIGF) 2022.
Theme for 2022: ‘Leveraging Techade for Empowering Bharat’. The event's goal is to discuss the roadmap to digitization and to reaffirm India's place on the global stage by emphasising its role and importance in international policy development on internet governance.
IIGF: It is an initiative associated with the UN Internet Governance Forum (UN-IGF). UN-GF is a multi-stakeholder platform bringing together representatives from various groups, considering all to be at par to discuss public policy issues related to the Internet

->State of India’s Internet Connectivity
1.India is the largest Connected Nation
2.Benefits of Internet: These benefits include increased productivity, financial independence, and greater access to information.

Internet Governance: Internet Governance, broadly defined, is the development and application by Governments, the private sector and civil society, in their respective roles, of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and programs that shape the evolution and use of the Internet.

->Layers of internet Governance:
-Physical Infrastructure layer
-Code or Logical layer
-Content layer

India’s Approach:
India supports a multi-stakeholder approach in matters on Internet Governance. On matters relating to national security, the Government will continue to have supreme right and control.

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