National Anthem Can Not Be Set As Caller Tune Says DoT

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has directed service providers not to offer the India’s national anthem “Jana Gana Mana” as a caller tune as it was a violation of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971.

According to statement issued by the DOT related to National Anthem under its order no.800-43/2010-VAS “The National Anthem as Ring Back Tune/Caller Tune do not comply with the prevention of insult to National Honour Act and executive instructions relating to National Anthem.”

“The licensees are hereby directed to ensure that services provided by them comply with provisions of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 and executive orders. Any violation of the same shall be taken as violation of the terms and conditions of the licence”

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November 18, 2010 7:46 pm 7:46 PM

What happend to all when A.R Rehman did khooni (killed original lyrics) to Vandematharam! Enjoyed saying a great music and played in bathrooms too!!!!

November 18, 2010 6:02 pm 6:02 PM
sri : PD : rahulraj : TREMERIN DSOUZA : @Manoj Abhigyan yes friend its true that playing and listening national anthem is an matter of pride and honour but we have to pay homage to it by standing in attention position and allow to play the full anthem which is not possible.think about it. 10/10 Suppose u r siting in the bus/train and from a person’s cell (who is already standing) if your hear the ring tone of National Anthem, would everyone stand up ? ! @PD Driver should also stand up in attention and 108 has to follow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! By… Read more »
November 18, 2010 5:59 pm 5:59 PM

If Etisalat’s 15 license gets canceled then its not going to launch in india i guess then what about Amir khan who has been paid 30 corores for endorsing Etisalat?? they will take back that money from him i guess..