Indian Government will closely monitor BGMI during the first 90 days says Union Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar
BGMI has been kept under a probation period of 90 days. During this period, the Indian government will closely monitor the game and take the final decision on it after 90 days.
BGMI's comeback has now been made official by Krafton. The South Korean gaming giant has thanked the Indian authorities for allowing the company to resume BGMI services in the country. However, the game has been kept under a 90-day probationary period by the Indian government. According to the latest tweet by Union Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar, the Indian government will closely monitor the game's servers to ensure that users' data stays safe.
Union Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar speaks on BGMI return
Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) has finally got the green signal from the Indian government to continue its services in the country. However, the game will be closely monitored by the Indian authorities during the first 90 days. Union Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar took to Twitter to bring more clarity to it, the Minister said the game has been approved for a three-month trial after it complied with issues of server and data security. Here is the complete statement -
"This is a 3-month trial approval of #BGMI after it has complied with issues of server locations n data security etc. We will keep a close watch on other issues of User harm, Addiction, etc in the next 3 months before a final decision is taken."
This is a 3 month trial approval of #BGMI aftr it has complied wth issues of server locations n data security etc.— Rajeev Chandrasekhar 🇮🇳 (@Rajeev_GoI) May 19, 2023
We will keep a close watch on other issues of User harm, Addiction etc in next 3 months before a final decision is taken @GoI_MeitY @PMOIndia https://t.co/9SrYekrHXz
Union Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar's tweet suggests that the final decision on BGMI's future will be taken after three months. During this period, Krafton will have to ensure that the game continues to abide by all the rules and regulations to further continue its operations in India.
Krafton in its official statement of BGMI's comeback said, "As a responsible South Korean company that abides by the law, has put in place several measures to ensure compliance to all Indian laws. We are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for our players, and we will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that we maintain the highest possible standards."
BGMI was banned in July 2022 under section 69A of the IT Act citing concerns over data privacy and gaming addiction. It would now be important to see what changes will Krafton bring to the BGMI app to further assure the Indian government.