Trai issues fresh regulations for unsolicited calls

October 21st, 2008 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), the telecom watchdog of the country, Tuesday said it has issued fresh regulations for unsolicited commercial calls.The Telecom Unsolicited Commercial Communications (Second Amendment) Regulations-2008, will come into force from the date of its publication in the gazette notification, Trai said in a statement.

The regulator had formulated the Telecom Unsolicited Commercial Communications Regulations in June 2007 and the first amendment came into force in March this year to improve their effectiveness.

Earlier, the Trai had observed that there has to be a time limit for handling complaints of the subscribers and for taking action on such complaints.

Accordingly, suitable provisions have been incorporated in the present amendment, the regulator said.

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