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The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) is no longer a part of the Ministry of Communications and has become a separate ministry.

The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) is no longer a part of the Ministry of Communications and has become a separate ministry, according to sources.

“Now DeitY is a separate ministry from the Ministry of Communications,” the source told IANS.

This has happened after the recent Cabinet reshuffle, following which former Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has been made Minister for Law and Information Technology (IT).

So far, both IT and telecommunications came under the Ministry of Communications.

After the reshuffle, Manoj Sinha, who has been appointed Minister of State of Communications (Independent Charge), will look after telecommunications.