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Monthly complaints against telemarketing calls drops sharply

"Prior to the coming into force of the regulations from September 27, 2011, on an average 47,454 complaints were received per month (averaged over the period March 2010 to March 2011)," Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind Deora said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

Pesky calls: Over 51,000 numbers disconnected

The government has disconnected over 51,000 unregistered telephone numbers being used to carry out telemarketing activities till July, 2012.