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Indian Telecom Bill 2022 Drafted, Vaishnaw Seeks Public Views

Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw asks public views on Indian Telecom Bill 2022 draft till October 20

Photo Credit : Courtesy: Ashwini Vaishnaw @AshwiniVaishnaw


Union IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Wednesday announced to put up the draft of the proposed 'Indian Telecom Bill 2022' for public consultation. He said that Centre would like to know public views on the draft of the Indian Telecom Bill 2022.

This step has become extremely important amidst the growing role of telecom in the digital world. In today's era, almost every digital subject is handled through mobile phones. The draft new telecom bill, released for public consultation, proposes to exempt from interception 'press messages to be published in India' by correspondents accredited to the central or state government.

Also, the draft states that in case of any public emergency or in the interest of the public safety, sovereignty, integrity or security of India, friendly relations with foreign states, public order or to prevent incitement to an offence will not be given. It should be noted that the last date for public comments on the draft is October 20.

India is currently the second largest telecom market in the world with 118.92 million subscribers. In this, mobile telephone connections are 116.83 crore and landline telephone connections are 2.09 crore. The total tele density in the country is 90.23 per cent. Along with providing such facilities, DoT aims to provide secure, reliable, affordable and high quality superior telecommunication services anytime, anywhere for socio-economic development.

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