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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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Software Exporters claim your GST Refunds February 26, 2018- By Sudhir Singh

GST regime has brought a new dimension to treatment of Indirect taxation in Exports. Prior to GST era, the export invoice had no Indirect tax mentions. So also, the indirect tax returns had nothing to do with Exports. After GST implementation, to make the GST truly value added and consumption-based tax a concept of Zero-Rate […]

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Economic Survey coverage on IT Sector and Exports January 31, 2018- By Sudhir Singh

Every year we have two events in financial year end which attracts every one right from Industry, Agriculture to common man of this country. These are annual budget of Govt. of India and preceding the budget the Economic survey. The Chief economic adviser who keeps an eye on the Economy of the country round the […]

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List of Startup Issues resolved Stay-in-India Checklist January 23, 2018- By Sudhir Singh

iSPIRT has taken up a checklist of issues to be resolved for helping Startups stop relocating themselves abroad and stay in India, popularly called as Stay-In-India Checklist. These were taken up with Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. DIPP is also the administrative department for Startup India […]

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Software Exports – GST makes it difficult to do business August 28, 2017- By Sudhir Singh

The GST was welcomed by all as a revolutionary measure. We had covered one earlier topic, “How GST will work for software exporters”. There have been many changes in last few weeks before GST was launched in the IGST law. Please note that “GST law” treats Software as “Service”. Hence, there may be a mention […]

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The cause of ‘SaaS’ Industry is top priority on iSPIRT’s policy radar June 5, 2017- By Sudhir Singh

‘SaaS’ can drive the future of Indian IT Industry both in International trade as well as domestic front. With changing dynamics in Software sector globally, ‘SaaS’ can help India remain a Software power house. iSPIRT has been following ‘SaaS’ industry growth from this perspective. The realization that there are several policy hurdles for ‘SaaS’ industry […]

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