In this regard, the information and broadcasting
ministry has now sought the views from various state governments,
I&B minister Jaipal Reddy informed Lok Sabha (Lower House) today.
“The recommendations of the Telecom Regulatory
Authority if India (Trai) are under various stages of examination,”
Reddy informed fellow parliamentarians, indicating that no time
frame can be indicated for a final decision on Trai’s recommendations.
In October, Trai had submitted a voluminous report to
the government suggesting various models for implementing conditional
access or addressability in Indian cable homes. It had suggested
three models for rolling our CAS. Reason for these options: one
system of addressability cannot be feasible for the whole country,
though in the long run the system is the best way to bring about
transparency in the industry.