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Telecommunication Bill 2023 UPSC NOTE


  • The introduction of the Telecommunications Bill, 2023, is the Union government’s long-standing aim of consolidating the law for wireless networks and Internet service providers.

  • A 46-page statute that leaves existing regulatory structures largely intact, while simplifying bureaucratic procedures such as applying for licences and permits for telecom operators.

  • Licensing processes are set to be digitised, and telecom operators will have a new way of dealing with non-compliance with their licence terms.

  • While having access to district- and State-level authorities for permissions and dispute

resolution when setting up their equipment and optical fiber networks on public and private properties. 

  • The Bill also lets the satellite Internet industry ,long touted as a way for at least some remote areas to get net connectivity.

  • The Bill has been welcomed by industry bodies for streamlining their regulatory landscape and promoting their ease of doing business

  • It could possibly give the much-needed regulatory stability and enabling environment for the next phase of telecom expansion. 

  • Over half of India’s population is on the margins of the connected world, and the Bill could help.

Concerns about privacy and surveillance

  • The expansive definition of telecom brings in its ambit a range of services, and state authority over them raises concerns of privacy and surveillance

  • These concerns are not merely academic considering past allegations of state-sponsored snooping. 

  • The Bill tries to deal with spamming concerns, but its proposed solutions require additional compromises to privacy

  • The issues of surveillance reform and Internet shutdowns have massive implications.

  • This must not be avoided just because they are contentious

  • The government must address these concerns with an open mind, considering the vast powers that the text of the Bill grants it. 

  • When the last draft was publicly floated for consultation, responses from industry bodies and the public were withheld from scrutiny. 

  • To further reassure the public of its clean motives, the government must scrupulously conduct rule-making with absolute transparency and consultation. 

  • This is especially important as many of the Act’s provisions need subordinate legislation notified by the Department of Telecommunications before they come into force. 

  • The telecommunications landscape has evolved dramatically since the Telegraph Act was first passed in the 19th century.

  • Lawmaking of the Internet world need to comprehensively address all the issues that have come with this digital explosion.



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Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam: Telecommunication Bill 2023 UPSC NOTE
Telecommunication Bill 2023 UPSC NOTE
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam
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