Telecom Technology Development Fund scheme (TTDF)

  • IASbaba
  • October 5, 2022
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In news: The scheme is launched by Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF).


  • The scheme is aligned with Prime Minister’s clarion call of adding Jan Anusandhan in the new phase of Amrit Kaal.
  • The scheme entails grants to Indian entities to encourage and induct indigenous technologies tailor-made to meet domestic needs.


  • Fund R&D in rural-specific communication technology applications
  • Form synergies among academia, start-ups, research institutes, and the industry to build and develop the telecom ecosystem.
  • Promote technology ownership and indigenous manufacturing
  • Create a culture of technology co-innovation, reduce imports, boost export opportunities
  • Creation of Intellectual Property.
  • Development of standards to meet countrywide requirements and create the ecosystem for research, design, prototyping, use cases, pilots, and proof of concept testing, among others.

About USOF:

  • Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) is an attached office of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Ministry of Communications.
  • It was formed under the Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Act, 2003 giving it a statutory
  • It is headed by the Administrator, USO Fund who is appointed by the Central Government, for the administration of the fund.

Source: PIB


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