The use of fake SIM cards will be heavy: Measures will also be taken against users of fake application IDs like WhatsApp-Telegram, one year in prison and a fine of Rs 50,000
Creating a fake ID or using apps like WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal with a fake ID and getting a SIM card by giving fake documents can get you in big trouble now. If a user is caught doing this, they can be jailed for a year. Not only that, but he will also have to pay a fine of up to Rs 50,000. This information has been given in the Indian Telecom Bill 2022.
With this bill, the government is preparing to put an end to cases of online identity theft. According to the report, regarding this bill, the Ministry of Communication said, “This bill will help to combat fraud committed using telecommunications services. Therefore, identification provisions have been incorporated into the bill whenever necessary.
In the bill, this offense has been referred to as a “cognizable offence”. This means that the police can arrest the identity fraudster without any warrant. In this regard, Union Telecommunications Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said that the new bill would help to tackle many types of cyber crimes. Along with this, he also said that the already strict KYC rules for OTT services will also help reduce incidents of fraud.
Ashwini Vaishnav further added that it is important that the user receiving the call knows who is calling them from different platforms. Now, the distinction between data calls and voice calls is over. Therefore, all platforms, including OTT, are subject to one law.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has requested the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to devise a system where the name of the caller, which is present in their KYC documents, will be displayed on the screen of the user receiving the call. East.