New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday directed that a five-member expert committee be set up to recommend guidelines for verifying those applying for prepaid mobile connections.
A bench of Chief Justice SH Kapadia, Justice AK Ganguly and Justice Swatanter Kumar, in its judgment, said the committee would be headed by the secretary, department of telecommunications (DoT), and have two members each from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and the DoT.
Pronouncing the judgment, Justice Swatanter Kumar said: "We hereby direct the constitution of a Joint Expert Committee consisting of two experts from TRAI and two experts from DoT to be chaired by the secretary, ministry of communications and information technology, government of India."
The committee is mandated to resolve the issues on which TRAI has expressed its divergent views on the instructions issued by the DoT March 14....more
04:30 AM, Apr 28, 2012