Postal life insurance limit hiked to Rs 50 lakh

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday announced that the limit of postal life insurance has been raised from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 50 lakh besides launching one-month rental free MTNL broadband and landline combo plans on new bookings.

Inaugurating the Good Governance Day organised by Department of Telecom and Department of Electronics and IT here, the Minister announced 21 schemes including support for international patent protection in electronics and an Internet based real time system to provide eServices in rural India.

In the last six months, the government has taken a number of landmark initiatives, the minister said.  Digital India programme is committed to taking the cause of good governance forward in letter and spirit, he said.

Prasad mentioned Time stamping of digital signature, Integrated Indian LanguagesVirtual Keyboard for Android, PARAM Shavak (Super computer in box solution), bharat domain in Gujarati and Bangla, e-launch of Support International Patent Protection in Electronics & IT scheme (SIP-EIT) as some of the key initiatives the government had undertaken in the last six months.

The minister also handed over disbursements under the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) and Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC) disbursement.

The Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY) also launched Gyansetu, an Internet based real time ICT system to provide eServices to the rural population and e-Governance Competency Framework (e-GCF).

He also launched C-DOT's solution MAX-NG, a cost effective and smooth migration path to Internet Protocol Multimedia Systems (IMS).

It will ensure a smooth transition from old telephone system to voice over Internet protocol and will enable consumers to enjoy voice, data and video services on existing landlines at affordable cost.

New schemes

*Telecom ministry launches 21 schemes.
* One-month rental free MTNL broadband and landline combo plans on new bookings.
* Support for international patent protection in electronics.
* Internet based real time system to provide eServices in rural India.

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