[AI] Ministry of Communications & Information Technology- NATIONAL DO-NOT-CALL REGISTRY

SC Vashishth subhashvashishth at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 05:34:33 EDT 2008


Thanks! Very good information Sweety.

On 4/21/08, sweety.bhalla <sweety.bhalla at ifciltd.com> wrote:
>
>    PIB Press Release
> Press Information Bureau          Government of India
>
> table with 4 columns and 7 rows
> Thursday, April 17, 2008
> Ministry of Communications & Information Technology
>   NATIONAL DO-NOT-CALL REGISTRY
>
> 16:16 IST
> RAJYA SABHA
>
> The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has  issued 'The Telecom
> Unsolicited Commercial Communications Regulations, 2007' in  June 2007 to
> curb
> the nuisance of unwanted calls.  In order to increase the effectiveness of
> compliance  of these Regulations, the following amendments have been made:
>
> (i)         To discourage  the registered telemarketers from sending
> Unsolicited Commercial Communications,  the Telecom Tariff Order (47th
> Amendment) has
> been issued which has  the following provisions :-
> list of 3 items
> . Payment of Rs.500 as  tariff to the Service Provider in case the
> telemarketer makes the unsolicited  commercial communications for the first
> time.
> . Payment of Rs.1000 as  tariff to the Service Provider in case the
> telemarketer makes the unsolicited  commercial communications for second
> (subsequent)
> time.
> . Disconnection of the  telecom facilities of the telemarketer by the
> Service Provider if unsolicited  commercial communication is not stopped
> even after
> imposition of the prescribed  Rs.500 and Rs.1000 tariff by the Service
> Provider
> list end
> (ii)        In case Service Providers do not take action  as per the above
> Regulations and a complaint is made to the Authority, an amount  by way of
> financial
> disincentive is imposable on the Service Providers. (An  amount not
> exceeding five thousand rupees for the first non-compliance and in  case of
> second
> or subsequent non-compliance an amount not exceeding twenty
> thousand  rupees for each such non-compliance).
>
> In regard to penalization of telemarketers,  as per information available
> with TRAI as on 29.02.2008, the service providers  have taken action against
> the
> telemarketers as per TRAI's Telecom Tariff Order.  In regard to financial
> disincentive for Service  Provider, the amendment will come into force from
> the
> date of its publication  in the official gazette.  The amendment  to the
> Regulation has been published in the gazette only on 09.04.2008.
>
>
> Details of action taken by Service  Providers against telemarketers for
> violation of the Telecom Unsolicited Commercial  Communication Regulations,
> 2007
> -
>
> (i)         Number of  warning letters issued to registered telemarketers
> =  5064
>
> (ii)        Number of registered telemarketers charged  with Rs.500/-
> =       157
>
> (iii)       Number of registered telemarketers lines  disconnected
> =               98
>
> (iv)       Number of unregistered telemarketers lines disconnected
> =          435.
>
> This information was given by the Minister of State  for Communications
> and Information Technology, Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia in a written  reply
> to
> an un-starred question in the RajyaSabha today.
>
> (Sweety Bhalla)
> Assistant Manager
> IFCI  LTD
> New Delhi India
> E-Mail: sweety.bhalla at ifciltd.com
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