Ministry is watching Ringing Bells: Prasad

Ministry is watching Ringing Bells: Prasad

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said the government is monitoring Ringing Bells and will take action if the company fails to deliver the Rs 251 smartphone.

“The ministry enquired how prepared they (Ringing Bells) are, whether they can provide a smartphone for Rs 251 or not. Whether they have the BIS certificate or not, we have spoken to them,” Prasad told reporters here.  The minister added that this was done to ensure that there are no discrepancies later.“If there is any, we will take action as per law.

Our department is keeping a watch,” he said. Noida-based Ringing Bells last week unveiled what is being touted as the world’s cheapest smartphone. However, concerns have been raised by the industry over the feasibility of a 3G smartphone at such a low price.

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