Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules, 2021

Feb 23, 2021 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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Industry Specific Compliance

The Ministry of Communications on February 18, 2021 has issued the Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Indian Telegraph Rules, 1951. 

The following amendments have been made: 

• Rule 525 (2)(n), which specifies the provisions of wi-fi connection, has been inserted, namely: 

“For undertaking the utilization in the Gram Panchayats of Phase-I of Bharat Net project, CSC e-Governance Services India Limited shall provide one Wi-Fi Access Point (AP) instead of two and 5 FTTH connections to government institutions such as police stations, public health & wellness centres, schools, aanganwadis, sub-centres, Panchayats and agriculture depot/ration shops by providing internet access through Bharat Net within two kilometres of the Gram Panchayat jurisdiction.”

[Notification No. G.S.R 126 (E)]



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