THE INDIAN WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY ACT, ACT NO OF [AS ON ]. An Act to regulate the possession of wireless telegraphy apparatus. INDIAN WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY. ACT, 17 of 11th September, An important source of revenue to the Indian State. Broadcasting Service is . Licenses.—The telegraph authority constituted under the Indian Telegraph Act, (13 of ), shall be the authority competent to issue licenses to possess.
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All wireless telegraphy apparatus which does not have any ostensible owner shall also belong to the Central Government. Maintenance of records as to sale, acquisition of wireless telegraphy apparatus by dealers.
Section 7 in The Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act,
The office also has the power to confiscate the apparatus. It also mentions that any licence under the Act shall not authorise any act in contravention of the Indian Telegraph Act, Whoever possesses any wireless telegraphy apparatus, other than a wireless transmitter, without a licence. The government may make rules to that effect. If the court decides in favour of confiscation then it must also pass an order of confiscation.
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Section 6 deals with offences and penalties under the Act. Site Map Accessibility Contact.
In a trial of an offence under section wirelesss, if the accused is convicted then the court shall also decide whether the apparatus used or involved in the offence should be confiscated. Follow our Works Newsletter: The areas of focus include digital accessibility for persons with disabilities, access to knowledge, intellectual property rights, openness including open data, free and actt source software, open standards, open access, open educational resources, and open videointernet governance, telecommunication reform, digital privacy, and cyber-security.
Location on Google Map. We invite researchers, practitioners, artists, and theoreticians, both organisationally and as individuals, to engage with us on topics related internet and society, and improve our collective understanding of this field. Under section 7 the Act, gives power to any officer specially empowered by the Central Government to search any building, vessel or place if he has reason to believe that there is any wireless telegraphy apparatus which has been used to commit offence under section 6 of the Act, is kept or concealed.
Fine which may extend to two hundred and fifty rupees. Series 2 Public Debate on ‘Differential Pricing’: Such exemption given by the Central Government may be a general exemption indiaj based on certain conditions. Funded by Kusuma Trust Kusuma Trust wirsless innovation, new developments in higher education, training and advocacy, all of which have enormous potential to benefit society.
The Central Government may impose a fine of upto hundred rupees in the case of breach of such rules.
About Us The Centre for Internet and Society CIS is a non-profit organisation that undertakes interdisciplinary research on internet and digital technologies from policy and academic perspectives. Series 1 Tech Talk: However, if such devices are designed or modified for wireless communication or is used as a part of such wireless communication device. Conditions with respect to sale of wireless telegraphy apparatus by dealer and manufactures of such apparatus.
The definition excludes any apparatus, appliance, and instrument or materials which are generally used for other indiann purposes.
The Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1933
Recently foreign tourists were charged under this Act for illegal possession of satellite phones. In this module, Snehashish Ghosh throws light on the main objective of the Act — that of regulating the possession of wireless telegraphy apparatus. Eligibility for the purpose of being exempted from the application of this Act Sec.
The Indian State Broadcasting Service was losing revenue due to lack of legislation for prosecuting persons using unlicensed wireless apparatus as it was difficult to trace them at the first place and then prove that such instrument has been installed, worked and maintained without licence. The Central Government under section 4 has the power to make rules to exempt persons from the provision of the Act.
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It also excludes articles determined by the government not to be wireless apparatus. Series 3 Public Debate on ‘Differential Pricing’: Through its diverse initiatives, CIS explores, intervenes in, and advances contemporary discourse and practices around internet, technology and society in India, and elsewhere.
Under section 5, the telegraph authority constituted under the Indian Telegraph Act, shall be the competent authority to issue licences under this Act. Section 11 expressly mentions that no provision under the Act shall authorise any person to do any act which is prohibited under the India Telegraph Act, Section 10 gives power to the Central Government to make rules through notification in the official gazette with respect to give effect to provisions under the Act.
The Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act, The definition covers all types of apparatus, appliance, instrument or material which can be used or utilized for the purpose of wireless communication. Fine which may extend to Rs. The Act lays down few general subjects on which the Central Government has the power to make rules under the Act.
Section 6 in The Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act,
Therefore, the current legislation was proposed, in order to prohibit possession of wireless telegraphy apparatus without licence. Under section 8, all wireless telegraphy apparatus which has been confiscated by the Central Government under section 6 3 shall be considered as the property of the Central Government.
The Centre for Internet and Society CIS is a non-profit organisation that undertakes interdisciplinary research on internet tekegraphy digital technologies from policy and academic perspectives. Any person who wishes to use satellite phones for communication purposes has to get licence from the Department telegralhy Telecommunications. Presently the Act is used to prosecute cases, related to illegal possession and transmission via satellite phones.
In the case of a second or subsequent offence: One of the major sources of revenue for the Indian State Broadcasting Service was revenue from the licence fee from working of wireless apparatus under the Indian Telegraph Act,