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Director General-ERNET India

Director General-ERNET India

Sh. Sanjeev Banzal
Director General
Education and Research Network (ERNET), India

 

Email   : dg@ernet.in
Phone  : +91-11-2217 0586
Fax       : +91-11-2217 0602

   

Shri Sanjeev Banzal is the Director General of Education and Research Network (ERNET), India. Before joining ERNET, he was working as Advisor with Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

Shri Banzal possesses about 30 years of professional experience in diverse fields in Information & Communication Technologies. Have been at leadership positions in areas of polices and regulations, Technology Development, Project Management, Marketing, Material Management, Training and Capacity Building, Procurement and Contract Management and consumer affairs.

He has extensively worked in formation of polices and regulations for Indian Telecom Sector in the areas of Cellular Mobile Licensing, Spectrum Management, Emergency Telecommunication, Mobile Number Portability, VSAT, M2M/IoT, ICT for Smart cities, ICT needs for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) etc. and handled Consumer Affairs for telecom and broadcasting sector.

At International level he headed study group-2 at International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Geneva as Rapporteur on the issues of ‘Utilization of ICT for Disaster Risk Reduction and the management’ for the period 2018-21. He was also vice-rapporteur of the study of ‘Smart Cities and Society’ for the period 2018-21. He was the Chairman of working group on Spectrum for the South Asian Telecom Regulators Council (SATRC) under Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) Bangkok for the period 2012-14.

Shri Banzal has been a speaker at several international seminars/workshops/trainings conducted by ITU/APT/SATRC and other international organizations. He has written several articles in Telecom Journals and newspapers.

Shri Banzal has done his Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Electronics from National Institute of Technology, Surat, Master of Engineering (ME) in Electronics and Telecommunications from Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Management Development Institutes (MDI), Gurgaon, India.