The Indian government has imposed an additional fee of $339 million or 18.42 billion rupees on the leading five telecom service providers in the country after it was found that the companies had underreported their revenues.
New Delhi, Feb 8 : Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Milind Deora has said that India is one of the very few countries in the world having the toughest Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) radiation standards not only for mobile towers but also for mobile handsets since September 1 last year.
Addressing the consultative committee meeting of the ministry here yesterday, Deora said with the standards having been notified, all handsets, Indian and foreign have to comply with the prescribed radiation levels.
Indian government has disconnected telephone numbers of nearly 51,000 telemarketers who had not registered themselves with the department but were carrying on with their marketing activities.
This is a good step. Ever since the Do not disturb registry was launched in India, the telemarketing companies were directed to follow the guidelines and to register themselves.
The government has disconnected more than 51,000 unregistered telephone connections that were being used for telemarketing purposes in the country till the month of July 2012.
Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Milind Deora said in the Rajya Sabha in a reply that more than 51,181 telephone numbers that were not registered as telemarketers but were used for telemarketing purpose, have been disconnected by the authorities.