Ministry of Communication And Information Technology
Department of Telecommunications

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1513

TO BE ANSWERED ON 06.05.2016
Legal challenges faced by TRAI

1513. Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Will the Minister of COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Ministry has taken steps to address the lack of capacity in the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to ensure that the regulator is able to tackle the challenges o=f a fast evolving, disruptive technology and innovation landscape;

(b) whether Government has taken note of the legal challenges faced by TRAI in regulating issues of consumer interest/protection and taken steps to amend the legislation to give more powers to TRAI to ensure consumer protection; and

(c) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

Answer
THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(SHRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD)


(a) There is no lack of capacity in Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to tackle the challenges of a fast evolving, disruptive technology and innovation landscape.

(b) & (c) Proposal to amend TRAI Act is under consideration which also addresses issues of consumer interest/protection.