The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recently organised a Conference on “Rating of Buildings or Areas for Digital Connectivity”.

 

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In the year 2022, TRAI has also completed 25-years of its existence. The Conference is organised as a part its year-long silver Jubilee celebration.

 

What is TRAI?

  • It is a regulatory body set up by the Government of India under section 3 of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997.
  • It is the regulator of the telecommunications sector in India. It consists of a Chairperson and not more than two full-time members and not more than two part-time members.
  • The TRAI Act was amended in 2000, establishing a Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT).

 

About the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT)

  • It was set up to adjudicate any dispute between a licensor and a licensee, between two or more service providers, between a service provider and a group of consumers, and to hear and dispose of appeals against any direction, decision or order of TRAI.
  • Composition — The Tribunal consists of a Chairperson and two Members appointed by the Central Government.
      • The Chairperson should be or should have been a Judge of the Supreme Court or the Chief Justice of a High Court.
      • A Member should have held the post of Secretary to the Government of India or any equivalent post in the Central Government or the State Government for a period of not less than two years or a person who is well versed in the field of technology, telecommunication, industry, commerce or administration.