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TN government invites public input on online games ban

- August 8, 2022

Chennai, Aug 8 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu government has requested the public to provide inputs on the proposed legislation on online games. The government wants inputs from stakeholders including general public, parents, students, teachers, youth, psychologists, political leaders, and online game providers and to provide the inputs before Friday.

The state government in a statement on Monday said that all political leaders, psychologists, and social activists have cited the negative impacts of online games in the lives of people. The critics have also pointed out that several people including women were taking their lives due to addiction in online games and unable to pay the huge debts that they incur by playing the games without holds.

It may be noted that Tamil Nadu has witnessed 20 deaths in the recent past due to the rising debts caused owing to the loss of playing online games including rummy.

Tamil Nadu government had formed a panel headed by Justice( rtd) K. Chandru to provide recommendations on new online gaming legislation. The state government will be considering the report of the Justice Chandru committee after getting inputs from the stakeholders.

The state government in the statement said that the general public can provide inputs to homesec@tn.gov.in before Friday. Organizations who want to personally meet the concerned authorities are to submit a request before 5 pm on Tuesday. These organizations will be provided time slots and their consultation will commence from Thursday the organizations will be permitted to meet the concerned authorities only after they reserve their time slots.