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NASSCOM Fintech Policy Roundtable on MDR and Digital Payment Adoption | 17th January in Mumbai

Dear Members, Over the last few days, major developments have taken place pertaining to the zero MDR announcement, such as: Businesses with turnover of more than ₹ 50 crore have to mandatorily provide facilities for accepting payments through electronic modes, such as, RuPay debit cards, UPI and UPI QR codes. Section 10A of the Payment....

Event Update-NASSCOM-DSCI Consultation Series on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 (Session 4 – Bengaluru)

Dear Members, The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 (PDP Bill, 2019), which was tabled in the Lok Sabha on 11 December, 2019, now stands referred to a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) of both houses of the Parliament, chaired by Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament. The JPC will be submitting its report on the PDP Bill, 2019 in the la....

Seeking Inputs: Labor Codes on Social Security and Industrial Relation 2019

Dear Members, As you are aware, the Government is undertaking labour reforms to rationalize and simplify existing labor laws by codifying them into four Labour Codes i.e. Codes—on wages, social security, industrial relations, and health, safety and working conditions. Out of these, the Code on Wages has already been passed by the parliament an....

What does data science used for?

Data science is a multi-disciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms, and systems to extract knowledge and insights from structured and unstructured data. The other terms: Business Analytics, Data Analytics, Data Mining, Predictive Analytics are essentially the same as Data Science. Data Science is concerned with analyz....

Seeking Inputs: TRAI Pre- Consultation Paper (CP) on Enabling Unbundling of Different Layers Through Differential Licensing

The telecom regulator on 9.12.2019 published a pre-consultation paper on enabling unbundling of different layers (e.g. infrastructure, network, services and application layer) through differential licensing. The unbundling of different layers is also one of the strategy laid down under the National Digital Communication Policy (NDCP) 2018, towards ....

Digital Transformation in Searching Jobs

[caption id="attachment_19558" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Why LinkedIn is Important in this era?[/caption] In the 21st century, it has become important for every professional, marketer, brand manager, people who are searching for a job, etc. to have a LinkedIn account. Because with the help of this platform the people can share their exper....

Policy Roundtable on Regulation of Medical Devices – Bengaluru

Dear Members, The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has issued a draft notification (attached) to notify all medical devices under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and has sought feedback from the stakeholders. As per the draft, all medical devices, with or without software, will be notified under subsection (b) of Section 3 of the Act, an....

TRAI recommends easing OSP regime

On October 21, 2019, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) submitted its recommendations on the Other Service Providers (OSP) registration framework to Department of Telecommunication (DOT). The Department had earlier written to the telecom regulator seeking its suggestions on the review of technical, financial, regulatory requirements, ....

Seeking Inputs: TRAI Consultation Paper on Cloud Services

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has published a Consultation Paper (CP) on Cloud Services.  The CP deliberates on possible framework for registration of industry body for cloud service providers including terms and conditions of registration, eligibility, entry fee, period of registration and governance structure. Following are....

NASSCOM response to TRAI Consultation Paper on Review of Scope of Infrastructure Providers Category – I (IP-I) Registration

NASSCOM recently made its submission on the TRAI Consultation Paper (CP) on review of scope of IP-1 registration. In our submission, we have  recommended TRAI to broaden the scope of the registration to allow IP registration to include provisioning of common shareable active infrastructure. We further suggested that scope of IP 1 registration sh....