Govt to finalise new penalty rule for telcos

Govt to finalise new penalty rule for telcos

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said the government will soon finalise new penalty rule for telecom operators.

The Inter-ministerial panel of Telecom Commission in March 2014 had approved of a new penalty scheme with five slabs ranging from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 50 crore for violation of norms by mobile operators. But they are yet to be notified.

Under the proposed scheme of penalty, fines start with a warning that invite a penalty of Rs 1 lakh for minor violation and move up in line with severity at Rs 1 crore, Rs 5 crore, Rs 20 crore and Rs 50 crore.

The minister said the rule will be put in place “very soon”.

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