Delhi High Court pulled up Twitter for presenting false facts before the court on the issue of appointment of Grievance Redressal Officer. The court said that Twitter itself had told the court that it had appointed a Grievance Officer. At the same time, it is being said that he was a temporary officer who was appointed immediately and now he is in the process of appointing a permanent officer.
The court said that it has also been two weeks since the court’s order and Twitter is saying that it is only in the process. Whereas, keeping in view the date of the court proceedings, he should have appointed the officer. Twitter, referring to its problems, said it did not confuse the court. But he should be given some time to present all the facts.
If you are under the misunderstanding that in India you can take as much time as you want and no one will question you, then the court will not allow you.
Delhi High Court
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed Twitter to inform by July 8 when it would appoint a local grievance redressal officer in compliance with the new IT norms. On behalf of the Center said that even after 42 days, not appointing Grievance Officer is a serious violation of the new IT rules.