Indian Government is in the process of framing rules to implement net neutrality in India.
Implementation of net neutrality will bar service providers from discriminating against internet content and services by blocking, throttling or granting them higher speed access, reported PTI.
Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha told Rajya Sabha in a written statement that the government is in the process of establishing the regulatory framework for net neutrality which, inter alia, includes amendment in the terms of various licence agreements governing the provision of internet services in India to incorporate the principles of non-discriminatory treatment of content.
With slight modification on July 11, the Telecom Commission had approved implementation of net neutrality as suggested by the sector regulator Trai. However some critical applications or services like remote surgery and autonomous cars will be kept out of the net neutrality framework.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) had recommended restrictions on service providers from entering into agreements which lead to discriminatory treatment of content on the internet. The Department of Telecom has to set up a multi-stakeholder body for monitoring and enforcement of net neutrality comprising government representatives, IoT providers, telecom operators, civil society members and consumer organisations. DoT will seek recommendations from Trai on traffic management for critical services.