India is set to implement a scheme that aims to make it easy for people who have registered online to have their views broadcast on television and radio.
The Information Technology (IT) and Broadcasting ministry said in a statement on Thursday that a committee comprising experts from the ministry of information technology and broadcasting had recommended the government to make the scheme an integral part of the IT and Broadcasting Act 2017.
The proposed scheme is expected to be rolled out by the end of this month.
The new scheme will require registration of a unique identifier on the Internet, the ministry said.
Under the scheme, broadcasters and TV channels will be required to register the IP address of every person who registers their views.
The IP address can be used to track the movements of those who registered their views and provide them with alerts.
A TV channel that has more than 5 million subscribers will be able to broadcast content on a special channel for up to one year, while TV channels with fewer than 50,000 subscribers will not be able.
The ministry said that the government is working on a detailed report to help implement the scheme.