AI Policy to be Executed through Committee, Working Groups, and Implementation Cell

The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) is set to establish a comprehensive framework for implementing the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Policy. 

The steering committee, which will serve as the highest authority and guardian of the policy, will consist of representatives from the government, academia, industry, and civil society, ensuring equal stakeholder representation. The committee will be convened by the Secretary of IT, with the Member of IT acting as the chair in their absence.

The steering committee’s primary role will be to analyze and guide the progress and performance of the various working groups, policy implementation cells, and organizations resulting from policy interventions. It will also provide guidelines to the National AI Fund in line with the policy’s provisions and offer recommendations on adopting international regulatory standards.

The four working groups, each representing a key policy driver, will include participation from all relevant stakeholders. They will collaborate with international organizations and academic institutions involved in similar policy-making roles to ensure the AI Policy remains updated and aligned with international best practices. 

The policy implementation cell will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations required to implement the policy guidelines. It will provide operational support to the working groups and the management committee to ensure smooth implementation processes. Working closely with the steering committee, the implementation cell will monitor policy progress, offer monthly recommendations for streamlined implementation, and report directly to the Member of IT.