SC to hear plea of telcos challenging HC order over call drops compensation
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Thursday the plea of Telecom companies challenging High Court order over compensation for call drops.
Meanwhile, the telecom regulator yesterday extended the date of submission of call drops compensation compliance report for the service providers to March 14, according to industry sources.
The telecom service providers on March 7 requested the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) not to enforce its order on call drops compensation from Monday, as the matter will be heard by the apex court on March 10.
The TRAI had given the telecom service providers time till March 7 to submit a compliance report regarding compensating customers for call drops.
The Supreme Court on March 4 refused to pass any interim order on compensations for call drop as it will hold a hearing on March 10 on a plea by the associations of telecom operators challenging the regulator`s decision.
The COAI and the AUSPI had earlier challenged the TRAI`s October 16, 2015, decision making it mandatory for telecom companies to compensate subscribers from January 1, 2016.
With Agency Inputs