Tamil Nadu Governor Okays Re-Adopted Bill Against Online Gambling
Tamil Nadu Governor R.N. Ravi inked the re-adopted Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Bill, 2022 on Monday. (L.A. Bill No. 53 of 2022). Chief Minister M.K. Stalin described the assent as a “good consequence” of the Assembly’s earlier resolution on the Governor. The Governor had already returned the Bill, which the Assembly re-adopted and submitted to the Raj Bhavan.
Points to Ponder:
- R.N. Ravi, the Governor of Tamil Nadu, has signed the re-adopted Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Online Gambling and Regulation of Online Games Bill, 2022.
- The Governor had already returned the Bill, alleging violations of the Constitution and court decisions.
- M.K. Stalin, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, has hailed the Governor’s assent, calling it a “good consequence” of the Assembly’s earlier resolution.
- The Assembly resolution highlighted how Tamil Nadu’s administration and the future of young people were being jeopardized by the pending status of numerous Bills, including one on online rummy, which had been sent to the Governor for his signature.
- The resolution also referred to the Governor’s questionable public statements.
- The Bill was initially introduced in the Assembly on October 19, 2022, and was written in response to the suggestions of a committee led by retired Madras High Court judge Justice Chandru and the School Education Department, as well as conversations with others.
- The Chief Minister emphasized the importance of prohibiting internet gambling, which has claimed lives, as well as maintaining law and order to prevent crime.
- On the same day, the law will be published in the Tamil Nadu Government Gazette.
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