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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The Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1933

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 Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act, The definition excludes any apparatus, appliance, and instrument or materials which are generally used for other electrical purposes. Support Us Please help us defend citizen and user rights on indiqn Internet!

Conditions with respect to sale of wireless telegraphy apparatus by dealer and manufactures of such apparatus. 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.

It also covers all articles which are determined to be a wireless apparatus according to the rules made by the government. Therefore, the current legislation was proposed, in order to prohibit possession of wireless telegraphy apparatus without licence. Through its diverse initiatives, CIS explores, intervenes in, and advances contemporary discourse and practices around internet, technology and society in India, and elsewhere.


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The extent of the Act, definitions and key concepts are covered under sections 1 and 2 of the Act. It also mentions that any licence under the Act shall not authorise any act in contravention of the Indian Telegraph Act, The academic research at CIS seeks to understand the reconfiguration of social processes and structures through the internet and digital media technologies, and vice versa.

Under section 5, the telegraph authority constituted under the Indian Telegraph Act, shall be the competent authority to issue licences under this Act. If the court decides in favour of confiscation then it must also pass an order of confiscation.

The government may make rules to that effect. 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.

Location on Google Map. Funded by Kusuma Trust Kusuma Trust supports innovation, new developments in higher education, training and advocacy, all of which have enormous potential to benefit society. 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.


However, if such devices are designed or modified for wireless communication or is used as a part of such wireless communication device. The definition covers all types of apparatus, appliance, instrument or material which can be used or utilized for the purpose of wireless communication. The Central Government may impose a fine of upto hundred rupees in the case of breach of such rules.

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, In the case of the first offence: The Act lays down few general subjects on which the Central Government has the power to make rules under the Act.

Follow our Works Newsletter: Maintenance of records as to sale, acquisition of wire,ess telegraphy apparatus by dealers. The Central Government under section 4 has the power to make rules to exempt persons from the provision indkan the Act. In the case of a second acy subsequent offence: In the context of evidentiary value, the court might presume that a person is in possession of a wireless telegraphy apparatus under the circumstances that such apparatus is under his ostensible charge or it is present in a place or premise over which he as effective control.

Whoever possesses any wireless telegraphy apparatus, other than a wireless transmitter, without a licence. The office also has the power to confiscate the apparatus.