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Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Functions)

In this article we will discuss Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Functions)

In this article we will discuss Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Functions). So, let’s get started.

Functions of TRAI

  • Makes Recommendations: The function of the TRAI is to make recommendations on the following matters:
  • Need for introduction of new service provider.
  • Revocation of license for non-compliance of terms and conditions of licence.
  • Measures to facilitate competition and promote efficiency in the operation of telecommunication services to facilitate their growth.
  • Technological improvements in the services provided by the service providers.
  • Discharge of Responsibilities: The TRAI is responsible for discharging the following functions:
  • Ensuring the compliance of terms and conditions of licence.
  • Ensuring the technical compatibility and effective interconnection between different service providers.
  • Laying down the standards of quality of service to be provided by the service providers.
  • Ensuring the quality of service and conducting the periodical surveys of such services.
  • Timely and officially notifying the rates at which the telecommunication services within India and outside India shall be provided under the TRAI Act, 1997.
  • Non-Binding Recommendations: The recommendations of the TRAI are not binding upon the Central Government.
  • If the Central Government does not accept any recommendation of the TRAI or needs modifications, it refers the recommendation back to the Authority for its reconsideration.
  • The TRAI forwards to the Central Government its recommendation after considering the reference made by that Government within 15 days.

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