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.