The order was delivered in a court hearing of a petition that had been filed against Twitter for not complying with the new IT Rules. In a written order, Delhi High Court expressed its displeasure about the appointment of interim officers such as Chief Compliance Officer, despite the Information Technology Rules, 2021 mandating that significant social media intermediaries (SSMIs) such as Twitter have to make permanent appointments to these positions. "This Court is unable to appreciate as to why the note dated 08.07.2021, and the e-mail attached therein sent by the Deputy General Counsel and Vice President (Legal) of the respondent no.2, talks about the interim appointment of the three officers required to be appointed in compliance of Rule 4(1)(a), (b) & (c) of the 2021 IT Rules, i.e., the Chief Compliance Officer, Nodal Contact Person, Resident Grievance Officer, when the statutory provisions mandates permanent appointments. In any case, since no affidavit has been filed by the respondent no.2, it is deemed appropriate, as prayed for, to grant it two more weeks to file the same," the order given by Justice Rekha Palli read. This court case, Amit Acharya vs Twitter, was filed by the petitioner in May, alleging non-compliance to the IT Rules 2021. The Union government had earlier said that May 25 was the last date to adhere to the rules. Acharya in his petition had said that Twitter's grievance officer was a US-based national, which was in violation of the rules that mandated that the grievance redressal…
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