Thursday, November 26, 2009

Adjudicating Officer And Cyber Appellate Tribunal Claimed To Be Appointed

In pursuance of provisions of section 46 of the Information Technology Act, 2000, Secretary of the Department of Information Technology of each State and Union Territory have been appointed as Adjudicating Officer to hold an inquiry for civil cyber contraventions.Further, under the provisions of section 48 of the same act, a Cyber Appellate Tribunal has also been set up to hear appeals arising out of decisions of Adjudicating Officers.The adjudicating Officers and Cyber Appellate Tribunal have the powers of a civil court for the purposes of discharging their functions under the Act.

This was stated by Shri Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology in Lok Sabha.