Telecom Regulatory Authority Of India : Change In Rules
The Telecom Regulatory Authority Of India (TRAI) recently announced to change the rules regarding fake, promotional calls and SMS to customers.
- Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is a regulatory body set up by the Government of India under section 3 of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997.
- It is the regulator of the telecommunications sectorin India.
- It consists of a Chairperson and not more than two full-time members, and not more than two part-time members.
- The chairperson and the members of TRAI are appointed by the Central Government, and the duration for which they can hold their office is three years or until they attain the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.
- TRAI is not a completely independent telecom regulator.
- Under section 25 of the Act, it has the power to issue directions which are binding on TRAI.
- The TRAI is also funded by the Central Government.