"I am happy that the Prime Minister has reposed trust in me," he was quoted as saying in a news agency report.
He said that in his book 'Imagining India' he had devoted a whole chapter on the importance of using technology to transform the nation and added that with this project his dream became a reality.
Speaking on the team and how it would be constituted he said, "It is a national effort. I would look for the best people. It could be from the government, from outside".
It was limited to a similar answer when asked if he would invite his former colleges to form the team.