August 16, 2022

The Government of India will now get vigor on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney + Hotstar. Yes, from now on online content providers and online news portals will be under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The issued notification by the Cabinet Secretariat information went public. Until now, there was no government body that controlled digital media platform content.

Let us tell you that other content is controlled by bodies like Press Council of India, News Broadcasters Association, Advertising Standards Council of India and Central Board of Film Certification.

Now the President of India Ramnath Kovind has signed a new amendment law in the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules 1961 on 9 November .

After this amendment, online film and audio-visual programs, online news and other content will now come under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Significantly, two weeks ago, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar had indicated that the government can control the online platform. He indicated this in a conversation with Indian Express .