MeitY rulebook in the works for online gaming self-regulatory organisations

The draft rules released earlier this month proposed the formation of self-regulatory organizations

Sourabh Lele New Delhi

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The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) may introduce a list of dos and don’ts for online gaming self-regulatory organisations (SROs) to act as ‘guardrails’.
The ministry on Tuesday conducted the second round of closed-door consultations on the draft amendments to the IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, in relation to online gaming. Representatives of all major industry bodies, gaming companies, policy advocacy groups and legal experts deliberated on the provisions of the policy. The deadline for submitting feedback on the draft has been extended by a week to January 25.
The draft rules on online gaming had earlier this month proposed the formation of SROs to certify what is permitted as ‘online game’ in India. All gaming intermediaries are required to register themselves with an SRO and display a registration mark. The bodies will also handle

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First Published: Jan 17 2023 | 9:07 PM IST

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