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TRAI extends deadline of the Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations

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trai-logoAll those who were expecting to get freedom, this month, from unwanted Calls and SMSes from Tele-Marketers will now have to wait till 1st March 2011. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recently issued an Information Note mentioning that the date of implementation of operationalization of the ‘Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, 2010’ to 1st March 2011. TRAI informs that the the delay has occured due to Department of Telecom (DoT) which communicated a fresh numbering series beginning with the number ‘140’ in place of ‘70’ number series.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had issued “The Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, 2010” on 1st December 2010. Having regard to security audit of the website to be created for the purpose of these regulations and other processes involved, the principal regulations were amended on 14th December, 2010 and subsequently amended on 28th December 2010. As per these amendments, the telemarketer’s registration had to start from 15th January, 2011 and other operational provisions were required to be implemented from 1st February, 2011. However TRAI recently issued “The Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2011”, according to which 1st March is the date which is fixed for operationalization of this regulation. Though its delay but Customer preference registrations will begin from 10th February 2011.

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