Telecom Bill: Spam calls, fake messages will be fine! Big relief to consumers, new telecom bill coming soon

Telecom Bill: Mobile phone users will soon be able to get rid of spam calls and fake messages. Because there is a big relief news for the customers. Telecom Minister Ashwin Vaishnav said that the new Telecom Bill is coming soon. So that these things can fit together

New Telecom Bill coming in six to 10 months?
 When you come across calls from XYZ bank, you may be scammed, some also get threats from unknown numbers. Hence, this bill has been proposed to protect users and prevent cyber fraud. Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said on Friday,  The new Telecom Bill can be introduced in six to 10 months but the government is in no hurry.

Safety of users first – Telecom Minister 
According to the draft Telecom Bill-2022, ‘over-the-top’ apps such as WhatsApp, Zoom, which provide ‘calling’ and ‘messaging’ services And Google Duo may require a license to operate. According to this bill, all internet calling and messaging apps will have to comply with KYC provision. Vaishnav said so. The first priority is the safety of the users and every customer has the right to know who is calling. He said that technology has changed so much that the difference between voice calls and data calls is not understood, adding that KYC rules will help prevent cyber fraud. When asked about the final implementation of the bill, Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said, "After the deliberation process, we will prepare the final draft, which will go before the relevant parliamentary committee." It will then be brought to Parliament. I think it will take six to ten months, but we are in no rush.

Presentation over 36 minutes on the draft bill
The bill will replace three laws namely the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, the Indian Wireless Telegraph Mechanics Act, 1933 and the Telegraph Mechanism Act, 1950. The Union Minister made a detailed presentation of over 36 minutes on the related, draft Bill. He said the new Telecom Bill would pave a clear path to restructure the industry and promote innovation. The government will overhaul the entire digital regulatory framework over the next one-and-a-half to two years. The aim of government is to strike a balance between social objectives, duties and rights of individuals, technological infrastructure etc.

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