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TRAI gets time for DTH

The Supreme Court on Monday extended its deadline for Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to fix the tariff for Direct-to-Home platform. A bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan permitted TRAI to fix the rates by June 30.

business Updated: Jan 18, 2010 22:23 IST
HT Correspondent

The Supreme Court on Monday extended its deadline for Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to fix the tariff for Direct-to-Home platform. A bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan permitted TRAI to fix the rates by June 30.

The extension was given pursuant to TRAI’s submission that fixing of tariff was a time consuming process due to the involvement of a large number of stakeholders.

Senior advocate Harish Salve, appearing for TRAI, submitted that work was in progress to sort out the issue and the regulatory body was in consultation with the interested parties. Some broadcasters, however, submitted there was deliberate delay in the matter.

TRAI sought extension of time to complete the exercise in a proper manner by following a transparent consultation process involving all stakeholders in both non-CAS cable distribution sector and DTH platform.

Earlier, TRAI was asked to submit its report to the apex court by December 31, 2009.