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TRAI extends deadline for comments on CP ‘Transparency in Publishing of Tariff Offers’

Stakeholders have sought a further extension of time for sending their comments

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MUMBAI: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has further extended the deadline for receiving comments on Consultation Paper on "Transparency in Publishing of Tariff Offers" till 7 February and counter comments till 21 February.

The authority had issued a Consultation Paper (CP) on "Transparency in Publishing of Tariff Offers" on 27 November 2019. The last date for receiving written comments from the stakeholders was fixed at 26 December 2019 and thereafter counter comments by 9 January 2020.

Pursuant to the request of stakeholders, TRAI extended the last date for submission of written comments to 23 January 2020 and last date for submission of counter comments to 6 February 2020.

Now the stakeholders have sought a further extension of time for sending their comments on the Consultation Paper on "Transparency in Publishing of Tariff Offers". The authority has decided to further extend the last date for submission of written comments to 7 February 2020 and for counter comments to 21 February 2020.

In November, TRAI had sought public views on enhancing transparency in disclosure of phone services rates and mooted an idea of introducing tariff calculator to help customers find the best plans to suit their usage. The move came after TRAI received a significant number of complaints from individual consumers on a lack of transparency in disclosure of tariff information.

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