BJP Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha Ashwini Vaishnaw would be the new Railways Minister and head the Ministries of Communications, and Electronics and Information Technology Information as effectively, the federal government introduced on Wednesday.
“A former IAS Officer of the 1994 batch, he handled important responsibilities over 15 years and was particularly known for his contribution to the PPP (public-private partnership) framework in Infrastructure,” the federal government stated in a word.
“Post that, he has held leadership roles across major global companies such as General Electric and Siemens,” it stated.
“He has a MBA from Wharton School, Pennsylvania University and M.Tech from IIT Kanpur,” it added.
The 50-year-old’s appointment comes following the notably stunning exit of Ravi Shankar Prasad, one of many authorities’s loudest defenders, who was locked in a bitter dispute with international social media corporations over a brand new regulation.
He authored a controversial regulation that required social media companies to take away and determine the “first originator” of posts deemed to undermine India’s sovereignty, state safety or public order.
Social media corporations and privateness activists concern the vagueness of the principles means they may very well be compelled to determine the authors of posts important of the federal government.
WhatsApp is difficult the principles in courtroom over person privateness violation.
But the confrontation has been sharpest with Twitter, with the microblogging web site failing to nominate a everlasting compliance officer based mostly in India.
Mr Prasad has a number of instances publicly slammed Twitter for not following the brand new guidelines, and undermining Indian legal guidelines.
His ministry not too long ago informed a courtroom that the social media platform doesn’t get pleasure from intermediatory standing in India, making the corporate criminally accountable for content material posted on the platform.
This follows police visits to Twitter’s India workplace in May after the agency labelled tweets by the BJP’s nationwide spokesman as “manipulated media”.
Twitter responded by accusing the federal government of “intimidation tactics”.
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