DOT extends the last date for receiving comments on draft Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022.


The Department of Telecommunications on 17th October 2022, based on several requests received from various stakeholders decided to extend the last date for receipt of comment on Draft Indian Telecommunication bill, 2022 till 30th October 2022.

The Draft bill recognizes the globally established principle of exclusive privilege of the Central Government in relation to telecommunication services, telecommunication network, telecommunication infrastructure and spectrum.

For the provision of Telecommunication Services and Telecommunication Networks, an entity shall have to obtain a license. To ensure that there is no disruption in the sector, an entity providing telecommunication services or telecommunication network under current law shall be entitled to continue to operate under its existing terms and conditions till it migrates to a set of new terms and conditions.

An entity providing telecommunication infrastructure under existing laws shall be entitled to continue to operate under existing terms and conditions for five years or optimally migrate to a set of new terms and conditions.

For possession of wireless equipment, an entity shall have to obtain an authorization. The possession and use of any equipment (such as jammers) that blocks telecommunication or is likely to disrupt law and order, shall be prohibited unless its use is authorized by the Central Government.

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