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TRAI extends deadline for comments on 'transparency in publishing of tariff offers'

The stakeholders sought an extension for sending their comments, TRAI said.

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MUMBAI: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has extended the deadline for stakeholders to submit their comments on the consultation paper on ‘Transparency in Publishing of Tariff Offers’ by next year 23 January.

TRAI had issued a consultation paper on ‘Transparency in Publishing of Tariff Offers’ on 27 November 2019. And, the original date for receiving written stakeholders’ comments was fixed on 26 December 2019 and counter comments by 9 January 2020.

TRAI decided to extend the deadline because the stakeholders have sought extension of time for sending their comments on the consultation paper on transparency in publishing of tariff offers.

Accepting industry’s request, TRAI has decided to extend the last date for submission of written comments up to 2 January 2020 and counter comments by 6 February 2020.

The regulatory also made a point that no further request for extension would be entertained.

Earlier last month, 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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