As per the new notification, Online/Digital Media has been brought under the purview of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
An amendment has been made to the Second Schedule of Government of India ( Allocation of Business ) Rules and will now include News and Current affairs content, and Films and Audio-Visual programmes.
In essence, this means that the Ministry from now on will control OTT platforms like Amazon Prime, Netflix etc. as well as online news portals.
It is interesting to note that Radio, Cable Television Policy, Films, Doordarshan, Press, Publications, Advertising and Visual Publicity, Research and Reference etc. are already under the purview of the Ministry of Broadcasting Policy and Administration.
On 09/11/2020, the Government of India (Allocation of Business) 357th Amendment Rules,2020 were notified to include Online/Digital media related entries.