A Letter To The Government Of IndiaFebruary 17th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by VKS
As all of you may be aware that the proposed Information Technology (Amendment) Bill-2008 has not yet been notified by the Indian government there is still chances to get it straight and effective. In fact, the government must have passed the Bill 2008 properly with due care and caution. Even during the preceding session of Parliament, letters pertaining to the “Constitutionality” of the proposed Bill, 2008 and establishment of a robust and ICT efficient National Security Policy of India were sent to the government of India (GOI). That is a history now. The Bill, 2008 has been passed but the same has yet to be notified.
Realising that there is still some time to make the Bill, 2008 full proof and secure, Mr. Praveen Dalal, Managing Partner of Perry4Law, has once again requested the GOI to reconsider its decision to go ahead with the Bill, 2008. The same may be or may not be accepted by the GOI but at least this is a chance for all those who believe that the Bill, 2008 is weak and defective.
Till now the public opinion, particularly from IT professionals, is against the Bill, 2008. The same can be deduced from various posts appearing on the net. It would be good idea to send your mails, letters etc to the GOI requesting them to reconsider their decision. Those who believe that the Bill, 2008 is reasonably strict and good are also requested to send their version to the GOI. This way a democratic and constructive poll would be conducted so that a hasty and unreasonable decision by the GOI can be averted.
This is a serious national issue and I request all the viewers to maintain patience and avoid verbal war against each other. I would really appreciate your suggestions, views, opinions and even criticism provided it is constructive and real. We also encourage our readers to provide constructive criticism by avoiding dragging any person, institution or entity. Together we can make a big difference.