In the realm of Indian politics, the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act, 2023, has emerged as a central point of debate and discussion. Its significance in shaping the governance of the National Capital Territory cannot be overstated, and its impact is expected to extend far beyond Delhi's borders. With its passage in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, the time has come to examine the contents of this bill and assess its practical impact.
The Jan Vishwas bill was recently passed and made into Law. It claimed to promote trust-based governance, ease of living and business, and enhancement of individual liberty. It attempts to do so by decriminalization of various offenses, periodic increase in penalties, and creation of new adjudicating officers overseeing penalties. As the Bill has recently been passed, we do not have empirical evidence of the policies. While the bill claim to achieve a lot, it isn’t entirely clear whether it is up to the challenge. There are also certain interesting changes made by the Jan Vishwas Bill, which may not entirely come under the ethos of the Bill. A critical analysis of the Bill, with arguments and evidence from various sources will helps us understand it better, and point out any possible concerns and flaws in the Bill.
The online gaming industry has been growing exponentially in the past few years. The main reason was the emergence of COVID-19, which forced many people to resort to online gaming for relieving stress. Moreover, smartphone affordability, low cost-high speed internet and easy access have further contributed to the spike. Out of all Asian countries, India is growing rapidly to be amongst the major contributors to this industry, providing a source of income to many. However, just like every coin has two sides, the online gaming industry is also not void of its negatives.
In the absence of accountability safeguards, the data protection bill runs the risk of giving Indians an experience of Orwell’s 1984, minus the literary flair.