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Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw to Move Telecommunications Bill in Rajya Sabha Today

CIO Insider Team | Thursday, 21 December, 2023
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Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw will table the Telecommunications Bill, 2023 in the Rajya Sabha today, the 18th day of the Parliament's Winter Session.

The Lok Sabha passed the Bill despite the suspension of 97 opposition MPs. As a result of their demands for a response from Home Minister Amit Shah regarding the security incident, 143 MPs from the INDIA bloc parties have been suspended.

The Indian Telegraph Act of 1885, the Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act of 1933, and the Telegraph Wires (Unlawful Possession) Act of 1950 are all intended to be repealed by the new bill.

It aims to establish a comprehensive code of conduct for the industry, but detractors claim that by granting the government the authority to intercept electronic communications, it may violate citizens' right to privacy.

The nation's security is critically dependent on the security of its telecommunications networks, which are a major engine of economic and social development as well as the entry point to digital services.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has scheduled the Bharatiya Nyaya (Second) Sanhita, 2023, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha (Second) Sanhita, 2023, and Bharatiya Sakshya (Second) Bill, 2023 for consideration and passage in the upper house, in addition to the Telecommunication Bill, 2023.

The criminal justice system's bills will replace colonial-era laws with new ones pertaining to procedures, evidence, and the penal code. The new regulations aim to define economic crimes more precisely, and attorneys are cautioning firms about the possible negative consequences.

The Indian Telegraph Act of 1885, the Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act of 1933, and the Telegraph Wires (Unlawful Possession) Act of 1950 are all intended to be repealed by the new bill.

A measure to increase the maximum age of the president and members of the GST Appellate Tribunals to 70 and 67 years old, respectively, was enacted by Parliament yesterday.

The Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc's members will march on Thursday from Parliament House to Vijay Chowk in Delhi.

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