Centre may revamp Trai as permanent technical body, may get more power

The government and Trai have been at odds over the draft telecom bill for the past few weeks

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The government may present a separate draft bill to revamp the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), which was set up in 1997, into a permanent technical body, reported Mint citing a top official. With this, the regulator will get more authority and will be able to penalise companies that do not uphold quality standards, similar to the UK and US communications authorities such as Ofcom and Fedral Communications Commissions (FCC). 

The official added that the contentious provisions concerning the dilution of the telecom regulator's powers would be removed from the draft telecom bill.

The disputed draft telecom bill included

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First Published: Oct 28 2022 | 11:17 AM IST

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