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Deliberations on draft telecom bill being conducted: Ashwini Vaishnaw

Draft telecom bill: Vaishnaw said that the Indian government will only introduce "light-touch regulations" on over-the-top (OTT) communication services

Ashwini Vaishnaw
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The deliberations around the dilution of powers of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) under the draft telecom bill are being conducted by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). According to a report in the Economic Times (ET), telecom minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that changes can be made to the bill. 

Vaishnaw further said that the government will only introduce "light-touch regulations" on over-the-top (OTT) communication services like WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram. The regulations will be put in place keeping cyber fraud in mind. 

"We are speaking with all stakeholders, including opposition members of Parliament," Vaishnaw told ET. "We have consistently

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First Published: Oct 20 2022 | 12:09 PM IST

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