Indian Telegraph Right of Way (Amendment) Rules, 2021

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    • Central Government notifies Indian Telegraph Right of Way (Amendment) Rules, 2021.

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    Objective: 

    • To incorporate the provisions related to nominal one-time compensation and uniform procedure for establishment of Overground Telegraph Line in the Indian Telegraph Right of Way Rules, 2016.

    Key Points:

    • There will be no fee other than Administrative fee and Restoration charges for establishing, maintaining, working, repairing, transferring or shifting the underground and overground telegraph infrastructure.
    • These amendments will ease Right of Way related permission procedures for the establishment and augmentation of Digital Communications Infrastructure across the country.

    Benefits:

    • These amendments will ease Right of Way related permission procedures for the establishment and augmentation of Digital Communications Infrastructure Across the country. 
    • With a robust pan India digital infrastructure, the digital divide between rural-urban and rich-poor will be bridged; e-governance and financial inclusion will be strengthened; doing business will be easy; information and communication needs of citizens and enterprises will be fulfilled, and ultimately the dream of India’s transition to a digitally empowered economy and society will be translated into reality.

    Source: PIB