The government has given 15 days to OTT platforms and news portals. In the middle of this period, they will have to inform the government of compliance with IT Rules 2021. They have to tell what they are doing to follow the new IT rules. The new IT rules have come into force from 26 May.
The government has given 15 days to OTT and digital media platforms to provide all their details and information on the Complain Status Bar as per IT Rules 2021. Within 15 days, they have been ask to provide details on compliance with the new IT rules which came into force from 26 May. Also Read – IT rules 2021: What are the new IT rules? What is ‘upset’ about WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter
In the notice issued for the platforms by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, it is state that about 60 publishers and their associations have informed the Ministry that they have self-regulating bodies under the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Codes) Rules, 2021. (Self-Regulatory Bodies) has started the process of formation.
IT Rules 2021: This information will have to be given within 15 days:
According to NDTV, apart from the details of websites, mobile apps and social media accounts, the ministry has also sought information about the grievance redressal arrangement. The letter written by the Ministry to the platforms stated that the publishers would have to inform the Ministry in the applicable format within 15 days of the issue of this notice. He has to tell what he is doing and what are the important steps to be take to implement the new IT rules.
There is no need for pre-registration of digital media publishers with the ministry. In one of the new rules implement, publishers of news. And current affairs content and publishers of online curated content are require to give some information to the ministry. Explain that in the new rules. The government has sought many information from companies. Including their name, phone number, director’s name, address grievance redressal officer, system of self-regulation.
IT Rules 2021 came into force from 26 May:
The central government introduced new IT rules in February this year, which has been implemented from May 26. The government can take legal action against the companies who do not have these. Under the new rules, digital news publishers will now have to inform the government about their operations, establish self-regulation bodies and implement a grievance redressal mechanism. In addition, all codes that were hitherto applicable only to print and television news were to be follow.