Chief Minister M K Stalin on Friday ordered the constitution of a four-member committee led by retired Madras High Court judge K Chandru to study the impact of online rummy in the State. Stalin has also proposed to promulgate an ordinance soon to find a solution to the social problem.
The committee led by justice K Chandru would consist of IIT professor Mr Sankararaman, Sneha founder cum psychologist Dr Lakshmi Vijayakumar and ADGP Vinit Yadav Wankhade. The committee has been given two weeks to table its report to the government. A release issued by the government in this regard on Friday said, “Considering the immediate need for finding a solution to the social problem (online rummy), an ordinance would soon be promulgated based on the committee’s recommendation. The law would be a model law for other states to emulate.” The decision to constitute the committee was made at a meeting chaired by the Chief Minister at the Secretariat on Thursday, June 9.
The committee would study the negative impact of online rummy like financial loss and threat of suicide with relevant data. The committee would also examine the social impact of advertisements which tempt people to play online rummy and identify appropriate methods to control such advertisements.