Government ministries are in splits over regulating OTT platforms

  • The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) have backed the idea of regulating OTTs, or apps, from the perspective of national security and public safety.
  • The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) is against any kind of regulation at this stage. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has not given its comments.