TRAI has recently fined BSNL, MTNL, Airtel, Aircel, Vodafone India, Idea, Reliance, Tata Teleservices, Unitech Wireless, Videocon Telecommunications, Sistema Shyam Teleservices and Loop Telecom for non compliance with regulation to pesky calls and SMS.
TRAI has put down a revised framework on pesky calls and SMS for commercial communication back in September 2011 Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind Deora said in a written reply to Lok Sabha. He also cited In accordance with the provisions of this regulation, Trai has imposed financial disincentive of Rs 5,04,06,000 till date.
So far 260 notices have been sent to registered telemarketers with deduction in their security deposit from September 27, 2011 to October 31, 2013. 17 registered telemarketers have been blacklisted whereas 1,45,696 unregistered telemarketers have been blacklisted for two years till October 31, 2013.