Follow rules, law of land is supreme says new IT Minister, Vaishnaw
New Delhi, July 08: The law of the land is supreme and Twitter must follow the rules, IT Minister, Ashwin Vaishnaw said.
Vaishnaw was sworn in as minister on Tuesday and he took over the IT Ministry replacing Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Earlier, Twitter told the Delhi High Court that it will take another 8 weeks to appoint a resident grievance officer in compliance with the new IT rules. The company is in the process of setting up a liaison office in India, Twitter said while clarifying its stance on the issue in an affidavit filed before the Delhi High Court.
It also said that an interim chief compliance officer had been appointed on July 6, while adding that an interim grievance officer will be appointed by July 11. An interim nodal contact person will be appointed in 2 weeks, Twitter further added.
While Twitter is striving to comply with the 2021 Rules, it reserves the right to challenge the legality, validity and vires of the Rules. Twitter's submissions regarding compliance are filed without prejudice to its right to challenge the Rules, it further added.
Twitter further said that it will be presenting its first compliance report in accordance with the IT Rules latest by July 11.