Sam Pitroda resigns as Technical Advisor to Odisha Government

Jun 8, 2017 12:41 IST

Pitroda resigns as Technical Advisor to Odisha GovernmentProminent telecom engineer and policymaker Sam Pitroda on 7 June 2017 resigned as the Technical Advisor to the Odisha Government. Pitroda's resignation was accepted by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

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His position as technical advisor to the state government was that of the status of a cabinet rank minister. However, he did not avail any facilities and took a token salary of Re 1 a month.

Pitroda's resignation was demanded by opposition party BJP after he was named as the Chairman of Congress Overseas Cell.

Pitroda was expected to play a crucial role in developing the IT sector of Odisha and launching of a roadmap for telecom, IT and ITes (IT enabled services) in the state at a time when the government is preparing a Vision Document 2036 to mark 100 years of formation of the linguistic state.

About Sam Pitroda

• Born on 4 May 1942 in Titilagarh, Odisha, Sam Pitroda is regarded as the founder of India's telecom and technology revolution.
• He is a director of the Young Indian Company co-owned by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
• He served as Advisor to the Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on Technology Missions related to water, literacy, immunization, oil seeds, telecom, and dairy.
• He is the founding Chairman of India’s Telecom Commission.
• He has also served as an advisor to the United Nations.

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