"Last date for submission of suggestions and comments on report of committee on Net Neutrality through discussion forum under MyGov.in has been extended till August 20, 2015," the Department of Telecom said in a notice on its website.
The total number of public comments on the net neutrality recommendations by a panel set up by Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has risen to over 33,600, from just around 700 on August 14. The surge was seen following campaigns by online groups like Save The Internet and AIB.
TRAI in April had received over 1 million comments on its paper over net neutrality with majority demanding implementation of ideal net neutrality.
Net neutrality calls for equal treatment to all Internet traffic without any priority treatment to an entity or company on the basis of payment for content or service providers such as telecom companies, which is seen as discriminatory.
The panel has proposed regulation of domestic calls through Internet-based apps like Skype, Whatsapp and Viber by putting them on par with services offered by telecom operator. However, the committee has suggested a liberal approach to app-based international calls.