internet. At present, internet governance is through a multilateral intergovernmental framework. Unclear or heavy-handed laws regarding on-line content discourage entrepreneurs. Also, the “due diligence’ obligations of intermediaries are excessively prescriptive. This has undermined confidence for the sector and led to an increase in legal claims and litigation. A multistakeholder framework for Internet governance should be created including government, business, civil society, academia, media, etc.
Recall retrospective taxation
Retrospective taxation creates major uncertainties in the business environment and is a significant disincentive for companies who wish to do business in India. This should be recalled.
Implement GST and abolish VAT
Provide a clear roadmap of spectrum availability in the future and fast track the policy on Spectrum trading and sharing
jobs. The tech sector provides exciting opportunities and is one where India has special advantages. Section 56 (2) (vii b) of the Finance Act of 2013 has created a tax on start-ups when Angels invest (based on Fair Market Value) severely impacting the ecosystem. This needs to be corrected immediately at least for investments by known Angel Networks in India.
Drive Digital Literacy