Category: Policy Hacks

Mapping Policy a major Progressive reform for Digital India February 17, 2021- By Sudhir Singh

Almost everything in the tangible world has a location attached. In the future Data Economy, map information is going to be one very important piece of information. The Government of India announced a policy and new guidelines of using Mapping and relaxed the Policymaking it simple enough, aiming at unbundling the economic value across all […]

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PM WANI – Empowering people with Wi-Fi Internet December 14, 2020- By Sudhir Singh

Wi-Fi Access Network Interface (WANI) that was envisaged by TRAI Consultation papers has become a reality as Government approved it as PM WANI, on 9th December 2020, for exponential proliferation of public Wi-Fi networks. PM WANI will make it possible millions of Wi-Fi hotspots to emerge across the country, giving easy access to internet to […]

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A right HS Code ‘need of hour’ for NPSP Success May 6, 2019- By Sudhir Singh

National Policy on Software Product provides for creating a HS Code under Strategy item 1 for “Promoting Software Products Business Ecosystem” The tax regime will be demarcated for ‘Software Products’ from ‘Software Services’, by providing clearly defined HS Code for the “Software products (intangible goods)” delivered through any medium; physically or online using internet (to […]

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SaaS founders discuss NPSP 2019 with MietY Officials in Chennai March 13, 2019- By Sudhir Singh

Shri Rajiv Kumar Joint Secretary in-charge of National Policy on Software Products (NPSP 2019) and Senior Director Dr. A K Garg met 20 SaaS companies founders and leader in Chennai on 13th March 2019. At meeting it was discussed that NPSP announced by Government of India on 28th February will soon create a National Software Product […]

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Policy Hacks – National Policy on Software Products (NPSP) 2019 March 4, 2019- By Sudhir Singh

It is a moment of delight at iSPIRT to see Govt. of India setting its focus on “Software Product”, with the announcement of National Policy on Software Products by government of India on 28th February 2019. The policy framed by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is aimed to sustain India as a global […]

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Discussion on “The Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules] 2018” January 7, 2019- By Sudhir Singh

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) has put up a new set of draft rules for the IT Act, and is inviting feedback. The draft rules mostly relates to governing violations on social media. The Draft is given at: http://meity.gov.in/content/comments-suggestions-invited-draft-%E2%80%9C-information-technology-intermediary-guidelines It contains a link to the new rules: http://meity.gov.in/writereaddata/files/Draft_Intermediary_Amendment_24122018.pdf This PolicyHacks recording was done […]

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Understanding National Digital Communication Policy For Startups And Cloud Telephony Players October 31, 2018- By Sudhir Singh

iSPIRT has been actively engaged in pursuing the favourable policy for the Cloud Telephony sector in Telecom Industry, an amalgamation of the various IT and Communications technologies. National Digital Communication Policy has been announced recently and it is encouraging to see the announcements in the policy on some common issues to do with Startup ecosystem […]

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Demystifying India’s Data Protection Bill By Supratim Chakraborty And Siddharth Shetty September 2, 2018- By Sudhir Singh

Data protection and privacy have been a topic of hot debates and discussion in recent times in India. It had become extremely important as India is progressing to a be a “Digital economy” to address this issues relating to the use of personal data. iSPIRT has been in forefront of developing Consent Framework and called […]

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Preferred Market Access Policy for Indian CyberSecurity Products August 24, 2018- By Sudhir Singh

The government of India had announced a Preferred Market Access (PMA) policy for Cyber Security products through an order notifying the Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India). MeitY shall be the nodal Ministry to monitor and administer this PMA policy. The policy announcement is given at link given here.  Public Procurement (Preference to Make […]

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Policy Hacks Session on GDPR & DEPA June 12, 2018- By Sudhir Singh

Here are concerns and curiosity about European Union General Data Protection Regime (GDPR) and there is a related issue in India being covered under Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture (DEPA) layer of India Stack being vigorously followed at iSPIRT. iSPIRT organised a Policy Hacks session on these issues with Supratim Chakraborty (Data Privacy and Protection […]

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