TRAI issues notices to 900 people for violating norms


Mobile Phones
New Delhi, Nov 4: In spite of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) efforts to block pesky calls and establishing an SMS cap for the same, the telecom authority revealed that it had penalised 15 telemarketers till date and notices issued to as many as 900 individuals and phones of 90 people has been disconnected for blatantly violating rules pertaining to the curbing of such calls.

TRAI's regulation states that if an unsolicited commercial communication (UCC) originates from a subscriber who is not registered with the regulator as a telemarketer, the service provider shall issue a disconnection notice to that subscriber. It further says the phone shall be disconnected if the subscriber continues to send such communications.

The punishment for registered telemarketers found violating the regulations is a penalty ranging from Rs.25,000 to 2.5 lakh. TRAI Chairman Sarma JS Sarma stated on the issue, "We at Trai are strictly dealing with these matters and will not be loose on anybody violating the regulation."

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