The government is reportedly looking to release the first draft of the new Digital India Act by the end of July 2023. According to sources, the government will start pre-draft consultations in the first week of May 2023 in which it will invite lawyers, public policy consultants, and other experts to submit their views on what should be included in the new act. It will give the stakeholders 45 days to upload their written submissions.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) will then study the submissions and may invite government and private legal experts to frame the final draft before it is released for public consultation.