Centre writes to States on IT Rules, 2021

Spl. Correspondent NEW DELHI, MAR 3 (NPN) | Publish Date: 3/3/2021 12:11:54 PM IST

Centre clarified that the powers under Part III of the of Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 were administered by the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. 

In a letter to chief secretaries of all states, I&B Ministry underlined that those powers have not been delegated to the state governments or district magistrates or police commissioners. It also clarified the provisions of the rules under Part III which relate to publishers of digital news and current affairs and publishers of online curated content (OTT platforms). 

The IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 under Information Technology Act, 2000 were notified on February 25, 2021.

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