The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has been appointed as the nodal ministry for online gaming, a move the industry said would bring clarity and certainty for all stakeholders. The Department of Sports under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has been notified as the nodal Ministry for “eSports as part of multi-sports events”. The Centre notified these amendments to the Allocation of Business Rules recently. Minister of State for IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar tweeted that Meity will soon come out with norms for online gaming intermediaries. The government is committed to fully encouraging tech innovation, but also to ensure no illegal content/services is possible. “@GoI_MeitY will soon publish rules for online gaming intermediaries and start public consultation on same,” Chandrasekhar tweeted on Tuesday.