Aruna Sundararajan, IAS (Retd.) has joined the Broadband India Forum (BIF). BIF has announced that Sundararajan accepted to chair the forum and to guide the organization in its mission of improving affordable broadband proliferation and usage access in India.
Sundararajan has served as the Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministries of Steel, Information Technology and Telecom; and retired as Chairperson of the Digital Communications Commission in July 2019. During her tenure, Sundararajan played a pioneering role in steering various important tech policies and initiatives across the domains of telecom and hardware manufacturing, e-governance, digital payments, data protection, cyber security, and tech start-ups.
Post her retirement, Smt. Sundararajan served on the Boards of leading companies including Delhivery, Infoedge and Bharat FIH, India’s National Bank of Infra Financing and Development, Cochin International Airport, and a neo-banking start-up Digi Vriddhi.
T.V. Ramachandran, President Of Broadband India Forum, stated, “We are most fortunate and honoured to have the leadership of madam Aruna Sundararajan in our avowed mission of ‘Broadband For All’ in a technology-neutral and all-inclusive manner. We are confident that she would guide us to higher heights of excellence in serving the economy, the nation, and the consumer.”
As the Chairperson of DCC, she was one of the primary forces behind the creation of the highly-acclaimed world-class telecom policy-NDCP 2018 and has been keenly involved in giving initial support and encouragement to the unique WANI architecture.
Aruna Sundararajan said, “I am absolutely delighted to accept the invitation to be Chairperson Of Broadband India Forum and contribute my best efforts to lead the think tank in its pursuit of ‘Broadband For All’ and the digital transformation of India.”
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