MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS
(Department of Telecommunications)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 23rd November, 2017

G.S.R. 1441(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 10 of the Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1933 (17 of 1933), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules to amend the panic button and Global Positioning System facility in mobile phone handsets Rules, 2016, namely:—

1. (i) These rules may be called the panic button and Global Positioning system facility in all mobile phone handsets (Amendment) Rules, 2017.

(ii) These rules shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Panic button and Global Positiong System facility in all mobile phone handsets Rules, 2016, for rule 4, the following rule shall be substituted, namely.—

“4. GPS in new smart mobile handset.—With effect from the 1st January, 2018, no smart phone handset manufacturing company shall sell the new smart mobile phone handset in India without the facility of identifying the location through Satellite based GPS”.

[F. No. 16-04/2015-AS-III]

ARVIND CHAWLA, DDG (AS)

Note : The principal was in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R 436(E), dated the 22nd April, 2016.

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