TRAI imposed Rs 50 lakh fine on nine telcos for poor service
Telecom regulator TRAI has imposed cumulative penalty of Rs 50 lakh on nine mobile operators for failing to meet quality of service benchmarks in the second quarter ended June 2013, official sources said.
The regulator has imposed maximum penalty of Rs 14.5 lakh on state-run telecom company BSNL for failing to meet 13 quality of service parameters, they said, adding that no penalty was imposed on Videocon, Loop Mobile and state-run MTNL.
TRAI imposed Rs 12.5 lakh penalty on Aircel and Reliance Communications (including Reliance Telecom) for failing to meet certain parameters.
The regulator imposed a penalty of Rs 3 lakh on Idea Cellular, Rs 2 lakh each Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, Rs 1.5 lakh each on Uninor and Vodafone, sources said.
A fine of Rs 50,000 was imposed on CDMA operator MTS. Under existing regulations, TRAI can impose up to Rs 50,000 penalty on telecom operators for failing to meet any quality of service parameter for mobile services and up to Rs 1 lakh for repeating such failure.
For example, if call drop rate benchmark of (less than) two per cent is not met by an operator in the first quarter after coming into force of these regulations, a financial disincentive not exceeding Rs 50,000 would be imposed.
In case, in any of the subsequent quarters the benchmark for the same parameter i.e. call drop rate benchmark is not met, financial disincentive not exceeding Rs 1,00,000 will be imposed by the authority.
The regulator, however, can impose a penalty of up to Rs 10 lakh if it finds that telecom operators have submitted false compliance report on quality of service benchmark.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Arvind Kejriwal to be sworn-in as Delhi CM on Dec 2825122013
Media awaits on 23 Dec for press Conference at Constitution club New Delhi but there was no arrangements and entire Delhi media waited for more than ten hours and could get moving bite. Some of the media in waiting.President Pranab Mukherjee accepted Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung’s proposal on government formation by Aam Aadmi Party. Home ministry thus sent the President’s communication to Najeeb Jung. “It is up to the L-G to decide the date of swearing-in after holding consultation with Chief Minister designate,” the Home Ministry said. Media reports Arvind Kejriwal to be sworn-in as Delhi chief minister on December 28 at noon. The ceremony will take place at the Ramlila maidan in New Delhi. Congress with second thought and various deliberations has accepted to grant outside support in formation of the Delhi government headed by Arvind kejriwal who is placed in Catch 22 situation and will do his utmost to show his idealistic intention to run the government, his move shall chart out the history of AAP and new era or the hooliganism joined activist turn politicians who look upon the solid society as their volunteers reach an interesting point of gamesmanship which begins on Dec 28 noon . People of Delhi are excited about this new show so is India but the move is bed rocked with one man showmanship .
Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as Delhi Chief Minister on Saturday at Ramlila Maidan.Kejriwal will take oath alongwith 6 ministers. Aam Aadmi party has finalised names of six MLAs to be inducted in the Kejriwal cabinet. These are Manish Sisodia, Rakhi Birla, Satendra Jain, Girish Soni, Saurabh Bhardwaj and Somnath Bharti. The date of swearing in ceremony was finalised soon after the Delhi LG Najib Jung invited Kejriwal to form government on Wednesday. Delhi Chief Secretary D M Spolia met Kejriwal at his residence and conveyed the invitation by the LG to him for forming government. Earlier the LG had received the formal communication by the President Pranab Mukherjee regarding AAP’s government formation in Delhi.Kejriwal had on Monday met the LG and staked claim to form government in Delhi.
Kejriwal had proposed Ramlila Maidan as the venue for his swearing in ceremony.Arvind Kejriwal has said he will start implementing his party’s manifesto from the day his government takes charge. Kejriwal met AAP supporters and party workers and deliberated on a future strategy on Wednesday. Later speaking to news persons, he said MLAs who want to support AAP on its 18-point charter are welcome to do so. AAP on Wednesday reiterated it is not in any sort of coalition or understanding with the Congress and expects “support of the majority” on the floor of the House for its 18 issues.
Party leader Yogendra Yadav said Aam Aadmi Party will go to the floor with its 18 point agenda and 28 MLAs.
He added the party expects the support of the majority in the house on these points. If they failed to get it, they would move out.
Discontent was also visible within the Congress over its support to AAP.
A section of the party is opposing the decision and some people have even taken to the streets to protest against it. The party has however, accepted the divide within over supporting AAP.
Congress spokesperson Meem Afzal said the party had decided to support AAP after much consideration.
Meanwhile, BJP said AAP’s talk of alternative politics was a sham after the reported rifts over ministerial berths.
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