What is the object / purpose of the Information Technology Act 2000?

  • to provide legal recognition for transactions carried out  by means  of  electronic data interchange and other means  of  electronic communication,  commonly  referred to as “electronic commerce”,  which involve   the   use  of  alternatives  to  paper-based  methods   of communication  and  storage of information,
  • to  facilitate  electronic filing  of documents with the Government agencies and
  • to amend the  Indian  Penal Code, the Indian Evidence Act, 1872,  the  Bankers’ Books  Evidence  Act, 1891 and the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934  and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

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