SC to hear telcos plea versus HC order on call drops

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The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a plea of two cellular operator associations challenging Delhi High Court order upholding TRAI’s decision making it mandatory for them to compensate subscribers for call drops from January 1, 2016. The plea of the associations was mentioned before a bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur seeking urgent hearing on the matter. The bench also comprising Justice U U Lalit asked the associations “Why don’t you correct the system?”

The high court had, earlier this week, upheld the October 16, 2015 decision of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) making it mandatory for cellular operators to pay consumers one rupee per call drop experienced on their networks, subject to a cap of Rs 3 a day.

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