PUDUCHERRY: The Puducherry government has proposed to pass a special bill to ban online gambling in the Union territory, said public works minister K Lakshminarayanan in the legislative assembly.
Addressing the House
after the leader of opposition R Siva tabled a call attention motion seeking a ban on online gambling, Lakshminarayanan said the law department prepared a draft bill on ‘Puducherry prohibition of online gambling and regulation of online games bill 2023 and submitted the draft bill to the home department.
“Presently the said draft bill is pending for the concurrence of the finance department to ascertain any financial implication. Thereafter it will be placed before the council of ministers for its approval and would be referred to the Union government for seeking prior approval,” Lakshminarayanan said.