Government Extends Deadline to Share Comments on Telecommunications Bill, 2022


Despite the Ministry’s notice that comments from the general public, various stakeholders and industry groups were expected by November 10, 2022, it received several requests from various parties requesting a postponement of the submission of comments. .

The Ministry of Communication, in a notification on Thursday, said it had decided to extend until November 20 the deadline for comments on India’s Telecom Bill, 2022, which was posted on the website. DoT web September 21, 2022.

Despite the Ministry’s notice that comments from the general public, various stakeholders and industry groups were expected by November 10, 2022, it received several requests from various parties requesting a postponement of the submission of comments. .

β€œIn response to requests received from several stakeholders, the ministry has decided to extend the deadline for receiving comments until November 20, 2022,” the ministry said in a notification.

The Indian Telecommunications Bill, 2022 has been introduced by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) with the aim of replacing the current legislative framework in India that governs the industry.

The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, the Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1933, and the Telegraph Wires (Unlawful Possession) Act, 1950 – three acts currently enacted by the government and regulating the telecommunications industry – will be consolidated into the proposed bill.

The regulations outlined in the bill would monitor voice, video and data communication services provided by over-the-top platforms such as WhatsApp and require them to apply for a license from the government in order to conduct their business in the same way. way than other telecom operators.


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