Twitter says need 8 weeks to appoint grievance officer after Delhi High Court’s warning

Social media giant Twitter today sought eight weeks time to appoint a grievance officer in India. The Delhi High Court had warned Twitter earlier this week on Tuesday that it cannot take “as long as it wants” in this country to appoint an India-based officer for it to comply with new IT rules.

Twitter gave a time frame two days after Delhi High Court warned. It said an interim grievance officer will be appointed by July 11 and that an interim nodal contact person will be appointed in two weeks.

Twitter told the court that it will make its first compliance report public by July 11.

Appointments for three full-time positions – a chief compliance officer, a resident grievance officer and a nodal contact person – will be made in eight weeks, Twitter said.

Company is accepting applications for these roles for which job openings have been posted, it said.

Delhi High Court judge Rekha Palli on Tuesday had asked twitter “How long does your process take? If Twitter thinks it can take as long it wants in our country, I will not allow that.”