The Delhi high court has ordered Twitter to inform when it will appoint a resident grievance officer in compliance with the new IT Rules. The high court has directed the company to inform this to the court by July 8, 2021. The move comes after the microblogging platform indicated it was in the process of doing so.

According to the high court, Twitter appointed only an interim resident grievance officer (RGO) on May 31, 2021 and the court was not informed that the officer was on an interim basis.

Despite Twitter being in the process of creating the positions, Sajan Poovayya, Twitter’s senior advocate stated that the company does not currently have a chief compliance officer, a nodal contact, or an RGO.

At the hearing, the court briefly passed over the matter, asking Twitter’s counsel to take instructions on how long it will take to complete the appointment process.

Twitter’s counsel is expected to present its stand regarding compliance with all other requirements on the next date of hearing i.e. July 8, 2021.