Trai issues public notice on cable TV tariff order

TELECOM REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF INDIA 10th May 2006

PRESS RELEASE No.39/ 2006

Subject: Public Notice inviting stakeholders to make representation

/submission in the matter of an Appeal against the TRAI?s Tariff Order of 29.11.2005 before The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal An appeal (Appeal no 12 (C) of 2005) was filed in The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) New Delhi by one M/s. Grahak Hitvardhini Sarvajanik Sanstha, Pune, a consumer organization based in Pune

challenging The Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services (Second) Tariff (Third amendment) Order 2005 (8 of 2005) notified by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on 29.11.2005.

This Tariff Amendment Order provided for increase in ceiling on cable charges payable by cable subscribers to cable operators, cable operators to MSOs and MSOs to broadcasters, to the extent of 4% wef 1.1.2006 on account of adjustment for inflation. The Hon?ble TDSAT in its order of 20.12.2005 stayed the operation of the said Tariff Amendment Order of 29.11.2005 of TRAI until further orders.

In the last hearing on 26.4.2006 in the said appeal it was observed by the Hon?ble TDSAT that it should hear the broadcasters as well as others who are concerned with the cable industry. Accordingly, TRAI was directed to issue a public notice informing all concerned about the next date of hearing. Accordingly TRAI has issued a Public Notice informing all concerned that the next date of hearing would be 4th July 2006 and that the parties can file their written submissions before 30th May 2006, to the Registrar, The

Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal, 3rd Floor, Hotel Samrat, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021. Full text of the Public Notice is available on TRAI?s website www.trai.gov.in

NOTICE

An appeal (Appeal no 12 (C) of 2005) was filed in The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) New Delhi by one M/s. Grahak Hitvardhini Sarvajanik Sanstha, Pune, a consumer organization based in Pune challenging The Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services (Second) Tariff (Third amendment) Order 2005 (8 of 2005) notified by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on 29.11.2005.

This Tariff Amendment Order provided for increase in ceiling on cable charges payable by cable subscribers to cable operators, cable operators to MSOs and MSOs to broadcasters, to the extent of 4% wef 1.1.2006 on account of adjustment for inflation. The Hon?ble TDSAT vide its order of 20.12.2005 stayed the operation of the said Tariff Amendment Order of 29.11.2005 of TRAI until further orders.

In the last hearing on 26.4.2006 in the said Appeal, it was observed by the Hon?ble TDSAT as under:

? Since the issue involved in this appeal pertains to the increase effected by the Authority in the subscription payable by the consumers, we think that we should hear the broadcaster as well as other who are concerned with the cable industry. Therefore, we direct the Authority to issue public notice informing all concerned about the next date of hearing. Parties may file their written submissions before 30th May 2006.

2. List this matter on 4th July for hearing.?

This Public Notice issued in compliance of the orders of Hon?ble TDSAT informs all concerned that the next date of the hearing in the said appeal has been fixed for 4th July 2006 and written submissions may be filed with Registrar, The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal, 3rd Floor, Hotel Samrat, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021 before 30th May 2006.



Secretary

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

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