Khan elected vice chair of UN panel
Tahseen Ahmad Khan, deputy director general of National Informatics Centre (NIC), India’s IT nerve, has been elected as the Vice Chair of Geneva-based United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT). He looks after the national project entitled "EC/EDI for Trade" in the Department of Commerce, said a statement issued by the Indian Ministry of Commerce & Industry on 4 October.
India gets this position for the first time. This position would facilitate India closely handling developments in Electronic Business and its integration in global electronic trading environment.
The United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT)'s focal principal is to facilitate international transactions through the simplification and harmonisation of procedures and information flows so as to contribute to the growth of global commerce. The UN/CEFACT is represented by the member countries through their delegation that participate in the work programme and the working groups of the CEFACT.
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