Saturday, March 24, 2012
Delhi court for allegedly violating the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
Telecom Service Provider Company majors Bharti Airtel, Telecom Service Provider Company Idea Cellular and Telecom Service Provider Company Loop Mobiles and their top officials were summoned today by a Delhi court for allegedly violating the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India regulations on mobile number portability. The top corporate executives who were issued summons with a direction to appear before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav on May 25 are Bharti Airtel’s CEO Sanjay Kapoor, its Director (Legal and Regulatory Affairs) Jyoti Pawar and Vice—President (Head and Regulatory Affairs, Mobile Services) Ashwani Rana. The executives summoned from the Telecom Service Provider Company Idea Cellular Ltd included its Company Managing Director Himanshu Kapania and its Company Chief Corporate Affairs Officers Rajat K Mukarji. The Loop Mobiles (India) Ltd officials, who have been summoned by the court are its Managing Director Sandip Basu and Chief Regulatory Officer Harish Kapoor. The top corporate honchos of the telecom sector were summoned by the court on a complaint by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India for alleged violation of its regulations on mobile number portability. “In my considered opinion, there is enough material on record to proceed against the accused persons for violation of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India regulation. Let accused persons be summoned,” CMM Yadav said. The Telecom- Regulatory- Authority of India has filed separate complaints against each telecom firm and their top officials for allegedly violating its norms by rejecting number portability requests of their subscribers in various circles such as Mumbai, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra and others indian state. Telecom-Regulatory Authority of India counsel Mr.Saket Singh argued that the three companies had violated TelecomRegulatory Authority of India Telecommunications Mobile Number Portability Regulations, 2009, while rejecting porting requests from their subscribers. Mr Saket Singh said the companies also failed to provide complete information sought by Telecom RegulatoryAuthority of India in respect of the porting requests rejected by them.
Source: The Hindu Business Line