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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In the case of the first offence: Funded by Kusuma Xct Kusuma Trust supports innovation, new developments in higher education, training and advocacy, all of which have enormous potential to benefit society. The extent of the Act, definitions and key concepts are covered under sections 1 and 2 of the Act.

The Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1933

The definition covers all types of apparatus, appliance, instrument or material which can be used or utilized for the purpose of wireless communication. Recently foreign tourists were charged under this Act for illegal possession of satellite phones. The areas of focus include digital accessibility for persons with disabilities, access to knowledge, intellectual property rights, openness including open data, free and open source software, open standards, open access, open educational resources, and open videointernet governance, telecommunication reform, digital privacy, and cyber-security.

You may donate online via Instamojo. Whoever possesses any wireless telegraphy apparatus, other than a wireless transmitter, without a licence. Maintenance of records as to sale, acquisition of wireless telegraphy apparatus by dealers.

The academic research at CIS seeks to understand the reconfiguration of social processes and structures through the internet and digital media technologies, and telegrpahy versa. 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.


To discuss such possibilities, please write to Sunil Abraham, Executive Director, at sunil[at]cis-india[dot]org or Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Research Director, at sumandro[at]cis-india[dot]org, with an indication of the form and the content of the collaboration you might be interested in.

The Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act, The Central Government may impose a fine of upto hundred rupees in the case of breach of such rules. Such exemption given by the Central Government may be a general exemption or based on certain conditions. It also mentions that any licence under the Act shall not authorise any act in contravention of the Indian Telegraph Act, Any person who wishes to use satellite phones for communication purposes has to get licence from the Department of Telecommunications.

Location on Google Map. It may exempt certain persons from the application of the Act, for certain wireless telegraphy apparatus only. Series 1 Tech Talk: Support Us Please help us defend citizen and user rights on the Internet! Presently the Act is used to prosecute cases, related to illegal possession and transmission via satellite phones. Section 6 deals with offences and penalties under the Act.

The office also has the power to confiscate the apparatus. It also excludes articles determined by the government not to be wireless apparatus. 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.

In this module, Snehashish Ghosh throws light on the main objective of the Act — that of regulating the possession of wireless telegraphy apparatus.


Follow our Works Newsletter: The government may make rules to that effect. In a trial of an offence under section 6, if the accused is convicted then the court shall also decide whether the apparatus used or involved in the offence should be confiscated.


Series 3 Public Debate on ‘Differential Pricing’: If the court decides in favour of confiscation then it must also pass an order of confiscation.

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 Telfgraphy Telegraph Act, The Act lays down few general subjects on which the Central Government has the power to make rules under the Act.

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 wct over zct he as effective control. The Centre for Indjan and Society CIS is a non-profit organisation that undertakes interdisciplinary research on internet and digital technologies from policy and academic perspectives.

The Central Government under section 4 has the power to make rules to exempt persons from the provision of the Act. Through its diverse initiatives, CIS explores, intervenes in, and advances contemporary discourse and practices around internet, technology and society in India, and elsewhere. Section 10 gives power to the Central Government to make rules through notification in the official gazette with wirsless to give effect to provisions under the Act. Fine which may extend to two hundred and fifty rupees.

It also covers all articles which are determined to be a wireless apparatus according to the rules made by the government.