Who is the Current Minister of Electronics and Information Technology?

Sri Ravi Shankar Prasad is the current minister of Electronics and Information Technology. He also holds the portfolio of Law and Justice.

What is DeitY?

DeitY stands for Department of Electronics and Information Technology. It was earlier known as the Department of Information Technology. It was renamed to the Department of Electronics and Information Technology in the year 2012. In July 2016, DeitY was promoted as a full fledged Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, bifurcated from Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

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Under which Ministry does the Unique Identification Development Authority of India (UIDAI) function?

UIDAI functions under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

Which are Some of the Most Important Agencies Functioning under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology?

Some of the important agencies or organizations which come under the ambit of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology are given below.

  1. National Informatics Centre (NIC)
  2. CERT-In (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team).
  3. UIDAI
  4. National Internet Exchange of India
  5. Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)

 

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