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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS

 RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1898
ANSWERED ON JULY 25, 2014

 QUESTION
Amendment in Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Act

1898. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR: 

Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state; 

(a)   the steps proposed to be taken by Government to revive investor confidence in the telecom sector and make it more viable given that the sector has suffered greatly on account of poor Regulatory Orders and excessive litigation; 

(b)   whether Government would consider reviewing and amending the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Act to address the regulatory inadequacies and impediments in the effective discharge of TRAI's functions; 

(c)    if so, the details thereof and by when this is likely to be done; and 

(d)   if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY &
LAW AND JUSTICE
(SHRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD)

(a) Government is preparing a plan of action, the details of which are being worked out. 

(b) to (d) Comprehensive legislative proposal to review and harmonise the existing legal framework is under consideration of the Government.