Government may introduce Telecom Bill 2023 in Lok Sabha today

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Government may introduce Telecom Bill 2023 in Lok Sabha today – Gudstory

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According to sources, the government may present the Telecom Bill 2023 in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

The Telecom Bill 2023 aims to replace the 138-year-old Indian Telegraph Act that regulates the telecom sector.

“The President has been informed about the Telecom Bill 2023. It is likely to be introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday, December 18,” a source told PTI.

The cabinet had approved this bill in August.

The draft Telecom Bill released in 2023 had proposed to bring over-the-top or internet-based calling and messaging apps under the definition of telecommunications to increase the security of users.

The bill also proposed to curb the power of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), which had raised concerns from industry players.

According to government officials, issues related to over-the-top players and TRAI were resolved before Cabinet approval was received.

The draft proposed to simplify certain rules such as refund of fees for license, registration etc. in case a company surrenders its permit.

The new Bill proposes to empower the government to waive entry fees, license fees, fines etc. in the interest of consumers, ensuring competition in the market, availability or continuity of telecommunication networks and national security.

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Published: 18 Dec 2023, 12:53 am IST


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