Published On: Mon, Jul 14th, 2014

TRAI debars 2 lakh pesky callers

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has debarred 2 lakh pesky callers as there are some unauthorized telemarketers, who are disturbing the mobile phone subscribers with unsolicited calls. As the part of the ban imposed by TRAI the callers, whose number has been entered into the roster will not be able to avail any telecom connection for the period of two years starting for the date of the ban.

Telecom minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad stated that, the total number of telemarketers has increased to 2, 24,341. The identified rule breakers will not be allowed to have a connection. Along with this the telecom operators are also asked to disconnect the numbers from which these unsolicited calls and SMSs originate as soon as they receive the first complaint from the consumer.

The telcos highlight that they have received up to 9.4 lakh complaints since the law was passed until 3 July, 2014. The number of registered complaints have been 4, 94,688. Apart from this the telecom companies are also asked to share the name and address of the defaulters with other service providers as well.

Along with blacklisting the 2 lakh callers, TRAI has also sent notices to 403 registered telemarketers for making unsolicited calls and has also deducted Rs 1.73 crore from their security deposits. 

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TRAI debars 2 lakh pesky callers