The government will not allow the industry to take complete control of the proposed self-regulatory body for online gaming, Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar has said.
“We are going by the principle of accountability and transparency. The government will certainly not allow the industry to hijack the SRO,” the minister said. Chandrasekhar also said that the government is committed to the growth of online gaming while at the same time safeguarding digital citizens with the new rules. The Centre has started extensive public consultations on the draft rules for online gaming, which were published last month. On Wednesday, it held the first set of discussions with key stakeholders, parents, students and educationists, news agency PTI reported.