Compulsory digital cable TV has already come into effect says TRAI
TRAI said the tariff order and regulations issued for Digital Addressable Cable TV Systems have come into force from the date of its publication in the gazette
New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said its regulations on compulsory digitisation of cable TV service in four metros have came into effect the day the same were notified in the gazette, reports PTI.
TRAI objected to a statement of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry which said the regulations for Digital Addressable Cable TV Systems (DAS) will take effect from 1st November.
"It is clarified that date of coming into effect of any Regulation/Tariff order of TRAI is as prescribed by TRAI and mentioned in the respective Regulation/Tariff order," TRAI said in a statement tonight.
It said the tariff order and regulations issued for DAS have come into force from the date of its publication in the gazette.
The statement said the Interconnection Regulations and Tariff Order (Amendment) and the Quality of Service Regulations, Consumer Complaint Redressal Regulations and Interconnection Regulation (amendment) were published in the gazette on 30 April 2012, and 14 May 2012, respectively.
"In fact, these regulations and tariff order have come into effect prior to the timelines prescribed by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for timely and effective implementation on DAS.
Yesterday, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had postponed the implementation of compulsory digitisation in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai till 31st October.
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