IT Secretary Alkesh Kumar Sharma appointed to UN panel on internet governance


Electronics and Information Technology Secretary Alkesh Kumar Sharma (IAS:1990:KL) has been appointed to a UN panel of eminent experts on internet governance. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday appointed Kerala cadre senior IAS officer Sharma to the 10-member Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Leadership Panel.

The panel was set up under the mandate of the IGF and the recommendations in Guterres’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation. The panel’s role is to deal with “strategic and urgent issues” of the Internet and provide strategic advice to the IGF.