Meity has asked SSMIs like Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram to comply with the IT norms as soon as possible. The firms had sought an extension of six months to comply with the new rules. The government has asked for details of a social media intermediary, Chief Compliance Officer, nodal contact officer, resident grievance officer & physical contact address in India. The government had given 3 months to comply with the new rules but the firms have asked for a six month extension owing to the pandemic crises. The associations have asked for time for compliance of some changes including product & process changes in advertisement transparency, appointment of compliance officers & measures to trace the originators.
Source: Financial Express