Central government has brought Over The Top (OTT) platforms, or video streaming service providers such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar ALt Balaji and others, under the Piurview of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting by issuing Government of India (Allocation of Business) Three Hundred and Fifty Seventh Amendment Rules, 2020.

CABINET SECRETARIAT
NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 9th November, 2020

S.O. 4040(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (3) of article 77 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Three Hundred and Fifty Seventh Amendment Rules, 2020.

(2) They shall come into force at once.

2. In the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961, in THE SECOND SCHEDULE, under the heading “MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING (SOOCHANA AUR PRASARAN MANTRALAYA)” after entry 22, the following sub-heading and entries shall be inserted, namely:-

“VA. DIGITAL/ONLINE MEDIA

22A. Films and Audio-Visual programmes made available by online content providers.

22B. News and current affairs content on online platforms.”.

RAM NATH KOVIND
President
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[F. No. 1/21/7/2020-Cab.]
ASHUTOSH JINDAL, Jt. Secy

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