Policy

Government of India launched the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) yesterday. An estimated 1.5 crore bank accounts were opened through a nationwide enrolment drive held at 77,892 locations, which ... Continue_Reading
A few months ago, I was discussing with an online payment platform company, issues related to piracy of reports that we intend to sell. We’re not doing print, so these will essentially be ... Continue_Reading
In a blog post, Siddhartha Pahwa, CEO of Meru Cabs, has said that the company would like to collaborate with others in the industry to figure out improving the payment ... Continue_Reading
Update: There appears to be some disagreement on the nature of these restrictions, about whether they impact purchases only made in India, or they impact all purchases made using Indian ... Continue_Reading
Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) envisaged programme ‘Digital India’ received an approval from the Cabinet yesterday. The programme will be implemented in phases from now till 2018 and ... Continue_Reading
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has recommended that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting set up a commission, headed by a retired Supreme Court Judge, to examine various issues ... Continue_Reading
by Saikat Datta, Hindustan Times  A major security breach of the National Informatics Centre (NIC), which runs all the emails of senior officials and websites of all central government departments, ... Continue_Reading
In its recommendations to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Media Ownership, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has steered clear of recommending any restrictions on media ownership online, ... Continue_Reading
Existing bill payment services, which are “safe and robust”, do not fully address the needs of the customers to pay a variety of bills, including utility bills, school/university fee, municipal ... Continue_Reading
This is a part of our ongoing coverage from presentations and comments made at the TRAI seminar on regulation of Internet services, held on the 5th of August 2014 in ... Continue_Reading
This is a part of our ongoing coverage from presentations and comments made at the TRAI seminar on regulation of Internet services, held on the 5th of August 2014 in ... Continue_Reading
Our notes from the TRAI seminar on the regulatory environment around OTT’s, essentially, regulation of Internet services in India, on Mobile. For context, read this and this. Please pardon the typos. Some parts of the talk ... Continue_Reading