Action will also be taken on Fake ID users of apps like WhatsApp-Telegram, one year in jail and fine of Rs 50,000
Use of fake SIM will be heavy: Action will also be taken on Fake ID users of apps like WhatsApp-Telegram, one year in jail and a fine of Rs 50,000
Creating a fake ID or using apps like WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal with a false identity and getting a SIM by giving fake documents can land you in big trouble now. If any user is caught doing this, he can be jailed for one year. Not only this, but he will also have to pay a fine of up to Rs 50,000. This information has been given in the draft of the Indian Telecommunication Bill 2022.
With this bill, the government is preparing to put a stop to online identity fraud cases. According to the report, regarding this bill, the Department of Communication said, 'This bill will help in curbing frauds done using telecom service. Therefore, provisions relating to identification have been incorporated into the Bill, wherever required.
In the bill, this offence has been described as a 'cognizable offence' (cognizable offence). This means that the police can arrest the person doing identity fraud without any warrant. On this matter, Union Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnav says that the new bill will help in curbing many types of cyber crimes. Along with this, he also said that the already stringent KYC rules for OTT services will also help in reducing incidents of fraud.
Ashwini Vaishnav further added that it is important that the user receiving the call knows who is calling him from different platforms. Now the distinction between data and voice calls has ended. Therefore, all platforms including OTT are being brought under one law.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to devise a system whereby the caller's name, which is present in his/her KYC documents, will be displayed on the screen of the user receiving the call. Is.