Put online gaming policy on hold: Law commission to MeitY officials

Ministry unlikely to shelve draft rules, asks commission to submit inputs

Sourabh Lele New Delhi
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The Law Commission has urged top information and technology (IT) ministry officials to put on hold the policy on online gaming till it comes up with a “comprehensive” report on the matter.
The ministry, however, is unlikely to shelve the draft rules and has invited the commission to submit their inputs, sources said.
The commission, chaired by Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi, the former chief justice of Karnataka High Court, has taken suo motu cognizance of the financial losses, addiction among youngsters, and fraudulent malpractices in online gaming. The panel is deliberating on the legal aspects concerning online games.

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First Published: Jan 23 2023 | 7:52 PM IST

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