ITU Plenipotentiary conference 2018

ITU APT India and TEMA/CMAI supported by TEPC invites you for

Interactive discussions on ITU Plenipotentiary conference 2018 (PP-18), Telecom Manufacturing and Mandatory Testing & Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE)

Date:  12th September, 2018

Venue: Vigyan Bhawan Annexe, Committee Room D


SESSION I: 10.00AM to 12.30 PM

Preparatory Meeting on ITU Plenipotentiary (PP) Conference, Dubai, 29 October to 16 November 2018 and Briefing on outcome of the 4th APT preparatory meeting.

The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (PP) is the highest-level policy organ / event of the ITU organized every 4 years by ITU. PP is an international treaty conference where Member Governments agree to the overall strategy, budget, leadership and direction of the ITU for the next four-year period.


  1. Introduction by Shri Bharat Bhatia President Itu-APT Foundation of India
  2. Presentation by Shri Kishore Babu DDG (Policy) DOT
  3. Remarks by Shri S Sivasailam Special Secretary DOT (TBC)
  4. Address by Madam Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, DOT INDIA 

SESSION TWO:  1230-1.00PM

Telecom manufacturing and Standardization

TRAI has recently come out with recommendations on telecom manufacturing, standardization. Discussions will be held on manufacturing recommendations across industry for appropriate suggestions to DOT for policy measures.

  • Shri N.K. Goyal, Chairman Emeritus TEMA
  • Sh. RK Pathak, DDG,DOT

LUNCH: 1.00 to 2.00PM

SESSION III: 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM – Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment

The Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules, 2017 provide that every telecom equipment must undergo prior mandatory testing and certification. This certificate will be mandatory before any telecom equipment can be imported or manufactured locally in the Country. The detailed procedure for Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) under these rules has been notified by the TEC and is planned to be implemented progressively from 1st October, 2018. The testing is to be carried out by Indian Accredited Labs and based upon their test reports; certificate shall be issued by TEC. A separate portal is being developed for online administration of this procedure by the TEC.  TEC has also issued many clarifications but still there are many open questions that will impact the roll out of this mega reform in the Telecom sector, being introduced in India for the first time.

  1. Welcome Address by Shri T R Dua, Chairman , ITU-APT Foundation of India
  2. Introduction by Shri Bharat Bhatia President Itu-APT Foundation of India
  3. Opening address by Sh. Mahabir Parshad Singhal, Sr. DDG TEC
  4. Presentation on MTCTE  by Shri Shakeel Ahmad, DDG Telecom Certification
  5. Interactive discussions
  6. Live Demo of TEC Portal and concurrent interaction
  7. Concluding remarks by Shri Bharat Bhatia President Itu-APT Foundation of India
  8. Concluding remarks by Shri N.K. Goyal TEMA
  9. Concluding remarks by Sh. Mahabir Parshad Singhal Sr. DDG, TEC
  10. Vote of thanks.

A copy of the Mandatory Order, MTCTE procedure, draft FAQs, ERs, presentations issued by TEC in this regard are available at and php

You may also send us any questions that you may have on this issue before7th September 2018 by Email.

This is personal invitation subject to your confirmation by email at  or Vigyan Bhawan entry passes will be sent to all registered participants.  Confirmation is first come first serve basis.

Looking forward for your confirmation.

By Naresh Sagar

Mentor MSME, Motivator, Media Event Org, Management fiscal & Water management.Social Media branding,Internet broadcasters,Propunder of Indian Philosophy

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