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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE SOCIETY
   
Aims and objectives of the society, mainly, are:
a. To conduct and co-ordinate research studies on various technical, scientific, regulatory and other related matters, to make contributions to various conferences, meetings, and other activities including technical study groups and associated events of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Asia Pacific Telecommunity(APT) within the framework of the established mechanism and to strengthen active co-operation with ITU and APT with special emphasis on rural development.
b. To foster international cooperation and to promote telecommunications in association with other countries, especially developing countries, mainly in Asia, and with other national and international bodies as also by getting entrusted with the works by activities such as organising training, seminars, research studies and sharing of information, with particular emphasis on rural development.
c. To promote, encourage and engage in scientific, educational and research activities which lead to active and meaningful involvement of industry and institutions in the country in the activities of the ITU and APT resulting in healthy growth of industry and infrastructure in the country with emphasis on rural development. This will include formation and guidance to the relevant institutions and to hold meetings for presenting and discussing technical and research papers, and other works of science, technology, regulatory and other allied activities.
d. To provide, encourage, initiate, collaborate and promote facilities for the discoveries, innovations, research, improvement and development of new methods and technologies including convergence with special emphasis on rural development within the scope of the society.
e. To undertake research, studies and other activities in cooperation, patronage and coordination of the government, as may be sought and entrusted by the government.
f. To supplement government efforts and to assist government in organizing meetings, seminars, etc. and to facilitate implementation of government decisions within the scope of the society
g. To encourage rational formulation of national goals in the context of research, technical and other studies as related to the activities of the ITU and APT.
h. To hold meetings with the bodies, agencies, persons and others as considered necessary for fulfilling the objectives of the society.
i. To act as an information center and to collect , maintain, offer, diffuse and provide access to useful knowledge and information for research and studies as related to the ITU and APT texts, documentation, statistics and other related information, including information on technologies and studies in other countries, especially developing countries with special emphasis on rural development.
j. To spread knowledge, raise awareness and to achieve greater public recognition and understanding regarding studies and other activities of the ITU and APT as also the importance of telecommunications by holding workshops, lectures and seminars and by publishing technical and news journals with greater emphasis on rural development.
k. To act as a ‘Think Tank’ on all matters relating to the industry and other institutions in the field of telecommunications including, inter-alia, broadcasting, information technology and space communications, with emphasis on rural development, specially in relation to the activities on the ITU and APT.
l. To undertake collection and processing data, statistics, information and knowledge towards scientific developments and promoting awareness in the country as related to the various activities of the ITU and APT.
m. To form, maintain and manage and to assist in formation, maintenance and management of libraries, educational and scientific institutions and to publish charts, catalogues, directories, periodicals, leaflets, statistics, magazines, journals, books and other publications for dissemination of knowledge and information.
n. To organize and assist in organizing foreign delegations comprising of members, specialists and entrepreneurs both in India and abroad and to organize and assist in organizing meetings with the foreign teams as also with the international, regional and other organizations within the scope of and to fulfill the objectives of the society.
o. To organize visits at bilateral, multilateral, regional and international levels, exchange visits of experts and personnel and holding of technical exhibitions, presentations, seminars, conferences, undertake joint studies and research work within the scope of the society.
p. To act as a bridge between the industry and other institutions on the one hand and the government and other regulatory agencies on the other, within the scope of the society.
q. To co-ordinate, harmonize and formulate expert opinion on topical subjects within the scope of the society.
r. To co-ordinate, harmonize and formulate views and proposals of industry and other institutions within the jurisdiction and scope of the society, especially in the context of various activities of ITU and APT, as also in the national context, for instance on matter related to radiocommunications, spectrum management, radio regulations, telecommunication standardization, telecommunication development and basic instruments of these bodies, to project their views and proposals to the appropriate fora through established mechanisms and practices and to assist government in forming, projecting and negotiating for protecting national interest and national security.
s. To subscribe and to become member of and / or to co-operate with national, international and regional organizations and associations to fulfill the objectives of the society.
t. To raise and receive funds, grants, donations, subsidies, sponsorships, contributions from governments, private, autonomous, professional, scientific companies, associations, institutions bodies or individuals or any regional and international bodies and agencies for fulfilling the aims and objectives and for creating immovable, movable and current assets for the society for operations and various programs and activities of the society.
u. To participate in various meetings, conferences, seminars and other activities of the ITU and the APT and other related bodies, agencies and fora within the scope of the society and in accordance with the established mechanism.
v. To undertake any other activity within the scope of the society and for fulfilling the aims and objectives of the society.
   
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