TRAI (Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of India)

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TRAI (Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of India) was set up in 1997 by the government of India. The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of India acts as an independent regulator of the business of telecommunications in the country.

TRAI consists of a chairperson, 2 whole time members, and 2 part time members. The chairperson of Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of India is Sh. Nripendra Misra, the whole time members are Sh. A. K. Sawheny and Sh. R. N. Prabhakar, and the part time members are Dr. Rajiv Kumar and Prof. N. Balakrishnan. The mission of TRAI (Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of India) is to create and nurture such conditions that encourage the growth of the telecommunications sector in India so that the country can play an important role in the world telecommunications society. The main objective of TRAI is to form a transparent and fair policy environment that encourages fair competition.

TRAI (Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of India) issues huge numbers of directives, regulations, and orders that deal with various subjects such as interconnection, service quality, and tariff. The various powers and functions of TRAI (Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of India) are that the authority recommend the timing and need for the introduction of a service provider that is new, ensure successful inter- connection and technical compatibility between various service providers, and suggest the conditions and terms on which license would be provided to a service provider. Further the various powers and functions of TRAI are that the authority sees that conditions and terms that it has formulated are being followed, regulate the arrangements between the service providers in order to ensure that they share the revenue that are derived from supplying telecommunication services, and suggest license revocation when there is non- compliance of conditions and terms of the license.

The various powers and functions of Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of India are that the authority promotes efficiency and encourage competition in the telecommunication operation services in order to encourage growth in the services, in the telecommunication services protect the consumers interest, and lay down the period of time for providing long distance and local telecommunication circuits between various different service providers. Also the various powers and functions of TRAI (Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of India) are make an inspection of the various equipments that are being used in the network, recommend the kind of equipments that the service providers must use, monitor the service quality, and also conduct survey periodically of the service that is being provided by the service providers.

TRAI (Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of India) powers and functions includes settlement of disputes that arise between service providers, maintaining a register of the agreements that are interconnected, and give advice to the government at the center on subjects that are connected with the development of the telecommunication technology. Further the various functions and powers of TRAI are charge fees at rates that may be fixed by regulations, perform functions that the central government may entrust, and also carry out functions that are necessary according to the TRAI Act, 1997.

TRAI (Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of India) has been set up by the government of India in order to ensure the growth of the telecommunications sector in the country. The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of India thus should make all efforts to encourage the growth of the telecommunications sector in the country for this will ensure that the country will play an important role in the emerging world information society.