Left parties have sought his immediate dismissal for criminal
connivance with private telecom operators who, they allege,
are under-invoicing their access deficit charges (ADC) payments.
This, the Left said in Parliament too, was causing losses to the
state-controlled Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone
Nigam LTD (MTNL). He is also alleged to be close to a certain corporate
house that is aggressively
cornering market share in the area of telecom and wants to deliver
TV content over broadband networks. Whats more, those from
the cable and broadcast sector think he doesnt understand
the dynamics of this particular industry that was thrust on him
more out of political reasons.
all these allegations and insinuation havent stopped Telecom
Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) chairman Pradip Baijal from
being himself --- subtle in puncturing criticism and professing
his love for consumers of telecom and broadcast services.
giving out a couple of interviews this year, Baijal has kept himself
off the press for full length one-on-ones, though he gives ample
sound bytes on sidelines of seminars and public functions to people
who are interested in listening to him. Indiantelevision.coms
Delhi bureau tries to peep into the telecom and broadcast &
cable sector regulators mind by collating his viewpoints on
various issues relating to the industry on the sidelines of a broadband
seminar organised by Bharat Exhibitions today.