Delhi High Court asks TRAI to respond on plea challenging call drop ruling

Monday, Dec 14, 2015,12:07 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | The Delhi High Court today sought response of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on a plea challenging its tariff order making it mandatory for cellular operators to compensate subscribers for call drops from January 1.

A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath issued notice to the TRAI on a plea moved by cellular operators, who termed the order as mutually contradictory and destructive. Since it has to be implemented from January 1, 2016, we will hear the government and pass the order, the bench said while listing the matter for December 22.

The operators have sought quashing of the TRAI’s October 16 ruling mandating service providers to pay subscribers Re 1 per call drop experienced on their network, subject to a cap of three a day.