Those who live, work in India will have to abide by rules, says new IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

He said whosoever live and work in India would have to abide by the rules of the country.

By Rajan Nath - July 08, 2021 4:07 pm

All those who live and work in India will have to abide by the rules of the country, said newly sworn-in Information and Technology (IT) Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Twitter's standoff with the Centre over new IT rules.

Ashwini Vaishnaw, while talking to media persons after meeting BJP general secretary (Organisation) BL Santhosh at the party office, gave a remark on Twitter's standoff with the Centre over new IT rules.

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He said whosoever live and work in India would have to abide by the rules of the country.

On Wednesday, Vaishnaw took oath as the Union Minister. He has been given the Ministry of Railways along with the Ministry of Communication, and Information and Technology Ministry.

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He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving him the responsibility and said that his focus would be on improving the lives of the last man standing in the queue.

Meanwhile, the US-based Twitter has been in the headline over its alleged failure to comply with the new IT rules in India.

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The new rules mandates, among other requirements, the appointment of three key personnel - chief compliance officer, nodal officer, and grievance officer by social media platforms with over 50 lakh users.

All these three personnel would be residents in India. The rules came into effect on May 26. However, Twitter is yet to adhere to the social media guidelines, despite repeated reminders from the government.

-PTC News

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