Telecom operator Vodafone has been fined the most for tariff rule violations until date, whereas Bharti Airtel has been penalized the utmost quantity for breaching cellular number portability norms.
Us of ad’s second greatest telecom operator Vodafone has been penalized over Rs. 6 lakh for charging shoppers on new tariff without informing regulator Trai in time, as per details introduced in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question.
Other corporations fined for this include Aircel (Rs. 2.3 lakh), Reliance Communications (Rs. 2 lakh) Airtel (Rs. 50,000) Tikona (Rs. 25,000), Loop cellular (Rs. 20,000) and D-Vois broadband (Rs. 30,000).
“The Telecommunication Tariff order offers that each one tariffs are to be said to Trai within 7 working days from the date of implementation. It also gives for financial disincentive of Rs. 5,000 per day for every day extend topic to a maximum of Rs. 2 lakh,” Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad mentioned in the Rajya Sabha.
In regards to cellular number portability, which permits subscribers to vary their provider suppliers while preserving the identical quantity, the entire telecom operators, with the exception of state-run corporations BSNL and MTNL, had been found to have violated principles.
The maximum penalty for contravention of MNP law has been imposed on Airtel (Rs. 4.6 crore), adopted via Aircel (Rs. 1.57 crore).
By the way, Airtel, Vodafone and concept mobile are among the biggest gainers of MNP regime in phrases adding new subscribers from different operators.
Telecom Operators Fined for Tariff and MNP Rule Violations: Prasad
Idea’s net acquire of subscribers at the finish of October 2014 stood at over 1.25 crore, Vodafone 1.04 crore, Airtel 50 lakh and Reliance Telecom over 3.84 lakh, as per the info launched earlier.
Vodafone has additionally been fined Rs. 1 crore for MNP norms violation, whereas concept has been penalized about Rs. 54 lakh, Tata Teleservices (Rs. 19 lakh), Loop cellular (Rs. 2.41 lakh)Reliance verbal exchange, including Reliance Telecom, (Rs. 55,000, Uninor Rs. 12,500 and Videocon (including Quadrant) Rs. 29,000.
Separately, around thirteen companies have been for violation of telemarketing name and SMS ideas.
“Trai has imposed monetary disincentives on thirteen corporations for over Rs. 27 crore. The amount distinguished as of now is over Rs. 19 crore. The prominent is on account of more than a few representations from the telecom provider suppliers,” Prasad said.
Penalties of over Rs. 6.5 crore had been imposed on telecom operators for offering below standard quality of provider. The name of telecom service suppliers were not disclosed in the reply.