Give details on compliance in 15 days: Indian govt to online news publishers
The rules - meant to regulate digital content - feature a code of ethics and a three-tier grievance redressal framework
The Inidan government gave the digital media and OTT platforms in the country 15 days to provide details on compliance with the new rules that came into effect on Wednesday.
The rules - meant to regulate digital content - feature a code of ethics and a three-tier grievance redressal framework, reports the NDTV.
They also include appointment of India-based compliance officials, complaint resolution, monitoring of objectionable content, compliance report and removal of objectionable content. The oversight mechanism will include a committee with representatives from ministries of Defence, External Affairs, Home, I&B, Law, IT and Women and Child Development.
It will have "suo motu powers" to call hearings on complaints of violation of the Code of Ethics if it wants.
The government will also designate an officer of the rank of a Joint Secretary or above as the "Authorised Officer" who can direct blocking of content. If an appellate body believes that the content violates the law, it is empowered to send the content to a government-controlled committee for blocking orders to be issued.