Government Of India
Ministry Of Communications
Department of Telecommunications

Rajya Sabha
Unstarred Question No.607
To be Answered on 22nd July, 2016
Supreme Court Order On Call Drops

607. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:

(a)    Where the Ministry has taken note of the Supreme Court order on call drops raising questions on TRAI’s powers and working; and

(b)   The steps Government is taking in this regard?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE (IC) OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS &
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI MONOJ SINHA)

(a) Yes, Ministry  has taken note of the Supreme Court order on call drops raising questions on TRAI’s powers and working.

(b) In order to strengthen its role as an effective Telecom Sector Regulator, TRAI has proposed a  review of the existing TRAI Act, 1997 governing its functions for which Government is at present examining a comprehensive legislative proposal to review and harmonise the legal framework.