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TRAI regulation on pesky calls to come out before Nov 15

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will come out with a regulation to curb unsolicited calls and messages before November 15, its Chairman JS Sharma said today.

india Updated: Oct 31, 2010 15:25 IST

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will come out with a regulation to curb unsolicited calls and messages before November 15, its Chairman JS Sharma said on Sunday.

"We have finished the entire process of consultations. We are in the process of finalising the regulation for unsolicited calls and messaging. We wanted to do it by the end of October but there is slight delay. We may be out with regulation before November 15," Sharma told media persons.

He said the telecom regulator has been testing the technicalities of the proposed regulation in some telecom circles.

The Department of Telecommunications had to face embarrassment when Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee got an unsolicited call form a telemarketing company.

TRAI's earlier attempts to curb the menace, did not yield desired results. The Do-Not-Call registry introduced three years ago by the telecom regulator could not prove effective for various reasons.

Replying to a question on TRAI recommendations on increasing FDI limit in DTH services, Sharma said they are getting positive signals from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting that their recommendations will be accepted.