Published On: Wed, Sep 3rd, 2014

Government to replace TRAI and TDSAT with Communications Commission

Communications Commission

The Modi Government is planning to make a lot of changes in the administration in order to make things more efficient. After discarding the planning commission, the government is now all set to do away with the Telecom Regulatory Authority on India (TRAI). As per a report, the government is thinking of establishing a new super regulator for the communications sector.

This new regulator termed as the Communications Commission will exercise all the powers of TRAI and will also look into the matters related to other regulators like Censor Board, some clearances from Ministry Of Environment, Competition Commission of India and the Department of Telecommunications.

Apart from replacing TRAI it will also replace Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT). In place of TDSAT the new body will be known as Communications Appellate Tribunal. This tribunal will consist of three members and a chairman. As the report suggests, the tribunal will have the authority to oversee dispute resolution.

The communications bill will also change all the old and dismissed legislations which include the Telegraph Act and TRAI Act. The Bill recommends a six member regulator with one chairman, who will have five year tenure. The members of the commission will include one each from sectors like telecom, broadcasting, finance, management, accountancy and either law or consumer affairs.

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Government to replace TRAI and TDSAT with Communications Commission