New Delhi: The government is not in a rush, according to communications minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, who stated on Friday that the new telecom bill is anticipated to be in place in 6 to 10 months.
“We’ll draught the final version based on the consultation process. The Parliament’s committee procedures will subsequently be applied to that draught. Then it must be sent to Parliament. I envision a timescale of 6 to 10 months, but we’re not pressing things When asked whether the final bill will be implemented on a certain schedule”, Vaishnaw responded.
The draught bill’s submission date has been set by the Department of Telecommunications for October 20. The Indian Telegraph Act of 1885, the Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act of 1933, and the Telegraph Wires Act of 1950 are the three statutes that the bill wants to replace. However, the bill allows for continuation of acts taken in accordance with the laws that were repealed in order to provide a smooth transition to the new framework and prevent any potential interruption. It also stipulates that regulations established under the laws that were abolished would remain in effect until new regulations were created.