Trai asks Idea to submit ~3 cr for ‘overcharging’ subscribers
Tr ai( Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) has directed Idea Cellular to deposit ~2.97 cr ore for allegedly over charging its subscribers for making calls to BS N Land M TN L networks. The amount is to be deposited in the Telecom Consumers Education and Protection Fund as Idea would not be able to make the refund to subscribers in view of non-availability of the rated call data records. The issue dates back to May 2005 when the Department of Telecommunications amended licence st ope rm it inter-service area connectivity among telecom operators within Maharashtra, West Ben gal, Tamil Na du and Utt ar Pradesh. Going by the amendment, calls within each of these states were treated as intra-service area( or local) calls for the purpose of call routing and levy of access deficit charge.