The Techno-Legal Regulations have finally got the attention of a segment of Government of India, i.e. Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). However, the media reports and the Ministry sources were totally clueless about the Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act, 2000) of India that is also the sole cyber law of India. The ignorance can be found of at least two facts, i.e. knowledge about IT Act, 2000 and its harmonisation with two or more laws (in this case The Indian Companies Act, 1956, The Competition Act, 2002, etc). For instance, some sources have claimed that e-mails will be a valid piece of evidence under the new company law. They are already admissible in evidence the only fact is that lawyers, judges and regulatory bodies are not aware about the same.
According to Mr. Praveen Dalal*, the Leading Techno-Legal ICT, Cyber Law, Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics Specialist of India, ? The IT Act, 2000 already mandates legal recognition of electronic records and evidences. The problem seems to be a lack of awareness about it and absence of ICT guided coordination among various Ministries and Departments of Government of India (GOI). The GOI must hramonise legislations like IT Act, 2000, Cr.P.C, IPC, Evidence Act, CPC, Competition Act, 2002, etc at appropriate levels so as to avoid regulatory overlaps?.