Draft of IT [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules] 2018: MeitY
Draft of IT [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules] 2018: MeitY

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has released a Draft of Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules] 2018 under Section 79 of the IT Act which is meant to replace the Rules notified in 2011.

The Draft is put out for public comments till 15th Jan. 2019.


  • Mandate cos. to trace origin of messages within 72 hrs.
  • Platform to advise users against displaying/uploading harassing, blasphemous, etc. information
  • Forbid users from posting content threatening unity, integrity, sovereignty of India
  • Platforms with more than five mn users to have registered entity under Companies Act 2013.
  • Platforms to appoint a nodal officer for coordination with agencies.

For more: http://meity.gov.in/writereaddata/files/Draft_Intermediary_Amendment_24122018.pdf