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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....

Deal between Data Science and Blockchain

We all need Data, but, we have Responsibility that ensures Data Security and Data accuracy. Especially it explains the Deal between Data Science and Blockchain.

NASSCOM Feedback on the Draft PF Amendment Bill 2019

NASSCOM recently made its submission on the Draft Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Bill 2019 (hereinafter referred to as “Bill”). The Bill was published by Ministry of Labour and Employment on August 23rd for public Comments. Following are summary of recommendation made by us to the Government. Defin....

Request for Inputs: Discussion Paper on Guidelines for Payment Gateways & Payment Aggregators

Dear Members, On 17 September, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued a discussion paper  on Guidelines for Payment Gateways and Payment Aggregators which seeks to develop a framework to regulate intermediaries such as the payment gateways and payment aggregators, facilitating online payments. These intermediaries shall be authorised under the ....

Request for Inputs: Draft Guidelines for ‘on-tap’ licensing of Small Finance Banks in the Private Sector

Dear Members, On 13 September, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued draft guidelines for ‘on tap’ licensing of small finance banks in the private sector. The move comes after a review of the performance of the existing small finance banks, which were granted in-principle approval in 2015. RBI had issued the Guidelines for Licensing of “S....

Seeking Inputs: The Draft Code on Social Security 2019

The ministry of labour and employment has published the preliminary draft of Code on Social Security 2019 for public comments.  The code is in line with the Government objective to simplify and rationalize various central labour laws  into four different codes i.e. Code on Wages, Code on Social Security, Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Wo....

Seeking Inputs: TRAI Consultation Paper on Review of Scope of Infrastructure Providers Category-I (IP-I) Registration

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has published a consultation paper on the review of scope of Infrastructure Provider Category-1 (IP) registration. The objective of the consultation paper is to seek public comments on the enhancement of IP 1 registration scope for promoting and incentivizing the deployment of common sharable, passiv....