Extension of last date to receive comments and counter comments on TRAI’s Consultation Paper on “Digital Transformation through 5G Ecosystem”

Keeping in view the requests of stakeholders, it has been decided to extend the last date for submission of written comments up to 26th December 2023 and for counter-comments up to 08th January 2024. Stakeholders are requested to submit their comments preferably in electronic form by e-mail to advadmn@trai.gov.in with a copy to vibhatomar@trai.gov.in.

Extension of last date to receive comments/counter comments on TRAI’s Consultation Paper on ‘Assignment of Spectrum in E&V Bands, and Spectrum for Microwave Access (MWA) & Microwave Backbone (MWB)’

Keeping in view the request of industry associations for extension of time for further extension of time for submission of comments, it has been decided to extend the last date for submission of written comments and counter comments up to 13th December 2023 and 27th December 2023 respectively. No further requests for extension would be considered.

Consultation paper on providing flexibility in provisions relating to ‘Trading Plans’ under the SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015

The Working Group considered the disclosure of personal details of insiders in TP and explored alternatives. It recommends continuing the existing practice of disclosing personal details (Name, Designation, PAN) to stock exchanges, citing the need for informed decision-making and monitoring TP execution. However, to address privacy concerns, a novel alternative is proposed—making two separate disclosures: one with personal details to stock exchanges (confidential) and another without personal details to the public.

Pharmacy Council of India Designated as Aadhaar Authentication Authority

PCI can utilize Aadhaar authentication to verify the identities of officials, faculty, and students accessing its portal. The PCI can also employ Aadhaar authentication for capturing attendance of faculty members. This can be achieved through biometric verification using Yes/No responses or/and e-KYC authentication facilities.

Statistics Officers Empowered for Annual Survey of Industries 2022-23

Informants are obligated to submit information in the specified manner and by the stipulated date, as mentioned in the notice received from the concerned Statistics Officer. Business records, including balance sheets, profit and loss accounts, and other relevant documents, may be inspected to ensure data accuracy.

BIS Introduces Standard for AI, Plastics and Textiles

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has introduced certain standards for Artificial Intelligence, Plastics and Textiles. This notification was published on November 17, 2023. All of these standards have been
established on November 15, 2023.