Ministry of Communications

Ministry of Communications

The Ministry of Communications and Works in the Virgin Islands is responsible for the infrastructural development of the Territory, achieved through departments, statutory bodies, and committees. The portfolio is usually held by a minister with cabinet rank who is a senior member of the council of ministers and is often assisted by one or two junior ministers or the Ministers of State.

Telecom services

The telecom services have been recognized the world-over as an important tool for socio economic development for a nation and hence telecom infrastructure is treated as a crucial factor to realize the socio-economic objectives in India. Accordingly, the Department of Telecom has been formulating developmental policies for the accelerated growth of the telecommunication services. 

The Department is also responsible for grant of licenses for various telecom services like Unified Access Service Internet and VSAT service. The Department is also responsible for frequency management in the field of radio communication in close coordination with the international bodies. It also enforces wireless regulatory measures by monitoring wireless transmission of all users in the country.

Budget 24-2025

For the fiscal year 2024-25, the Ministry has an estimated annual budget of Rs 1,37,255 crore.