Naavi started his sojurn in Cyber Space in 1998 with the slogan “Let’s Build a Responsible Cyber Society”. This initiative was focussed more towards the individual Netizens being made aware of the Cyber Laws and making them law abiding netizens, though from time to time the need for Cyber Law Compliance at corporate level was being highlighted.
After 15 years of this journey it appears that a time has come to push the initiative further in the Indian Corporate Sector. So far Corporates excused themselves from compliance for lack of clarity and some times out of ignorance. But now it is time that Corporates come out of this self imposed blind and take a firm and positive step towards compliance.
Our Prime Minister has called for a “Clean India” campaign with every Street and Mohalla, Village and city to be kept clean. If Mr Modi has the optimism to achieve such a gigantic task, should we not be confident of achieving a much less daunting objective of achieving a “100% ITA 2008 Compliant Corporate Society in India”?
It is possible that during the next few years, ITA 2008 may undergo some changes. But if a compliance program to ITA 2008 is in place, it should not be difficult to make course corrections to adapt to any changes that may come up in the next few years.
Naavi.org has started the “Hall of Fame” to start listing those who can claim that they are ITA 2008 compliant. This list will be maintained under the website www.ita2008.co
Presently the list is blank. Let’s see how it starts filling up.
There are many organizations specially Banks who claim to be ITA 2008 compliant. I invite them to include their name in the Hall of Fame. I also invite customers of different organizations to urge their service providers to self introspect and take steps to get the names of their organizations included in the list.
Let’s start a race today…. Race with Modi’s ambitious plan of creating a “Swachh Bharat by 2nd October 2019”. Let’s try to meet our goal of “100% ITA 2008 Compliance by 2019” ITA 2000 was notified on 17th October 2000 and ITA 2008 amendments were notified on 27th October 2009. By 2019, it will be a decade of ITA 2008 regime and it should be more than a reasonable time for corporates to show their respect to law by declaring themselves to be “ITA 2008 Compliant”. Let’s try to make every Company, IT or Non IT, Every E Commerce website and Every E Governance department ITA 2008 Compliant by 27th October 2019.
I invite the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to initiate the “ITA 2008 Compliance Andolan” as a national project and challenge the PMO on who would be the first to achieve their goal. Netizens and Citizens of India would be happy if both the goals are achieved.
I declare the race open!