In a follow up, government formed six-member committee recommended a new law to incorporate principles of net neutrality aiming to replace the existing Indian Telegraph Act.
After new law, users will be charged for using WhatsApp and making Viber call.
However, just few days back, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad made it clear that the government will soon come out with its report on the controversial issue of net neutrality, and the telecom department is waiting for the report from sectoral regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
“Report of net neutrality will be out very soon but we are waiting for Trai report on the issue,” telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
Net neutrality implies equal treatment and services to all internet traffic, with no priority any person or entity or company based on payment, which is seen as discriminatory.
The TRAI received over 10 lakh comments and suggestions few months back from the users.
Net neutrality, a widely debated issue globally, has in the past few months caught India’s attention with politicians, corporate leaders and film stars taking to social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook to debate on the issue.