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Lok Sabha passed the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020. 

Background:

  1. IIITs are envisaged to promote higher education and research in the field of Information Technology.
  2. Under the Scheme of Setting up of 20 new IIITs in Public Private Partnership (IIIT PPP) mode as approved by the Union Cabinet in 2010, 15 IIITs are already covered by the IIIT (PPP) Act, 2017, while remaining 5 IIITs are to be included under the Schedule of the Act.

About the Bill:

  • Amend the principal act: Introduction of the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 will amend the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Act of 2014 and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Public-Private Partnership) Act, 2017.
    • The principal acts of 2014 and 2017 are the unique initiatives of the Government of India to impart knowledge in the field of Information Technology to provide solutions to the challenges faced by the country.
  • It will grant statutory status to five Indian Institutes of Information Technology in Public Private Partnership mode at Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur.
  • The new bill will declare them as Institutions of National Importance along with already existing 15 Indian Institutes of Information Technology under the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Public-Private Partnership) Act, 2017.

Significance: 

  • The Bill will encourage IIITs to promote the study of information and technology in the country through their innovative and quality methods. 
  • Indian institutions are performing well in the global institutional rankings and  in future all these IIITs will also make a mark  in the world's top institutions

Also readEndowment Fund Of Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Information Technology Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules

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