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HC upholds TRAI's call drop compensation order
New Delhi : Delhi High Court on Monday upheld the order of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) making it mandatory for cellular operators to compensate subscribers for call drops.
 
A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath ordered that telecom operators would have to compensate subscribers for first three call drops. 
 
The court dismissed the plea of telecom operators for a stay on TRAI's compensation policy, announced on October 16, 2015, for call drops under which a rupee will be credited to the mobile users' account for every call drop (restricted to three per day) starting January 1, 2016. 
 
The TRAI had said the policy was made after consumers began getting regular call drops. In first quarter of 2015, about 25,787 crore outgoing call were made, out of which in 200 crore cases of call drops were encountered by consumers. 
 
This is 0.77 percent of all calls made, the TRAI had told the court, adding that service provider made about Rs.36,781 crore during the period.
 
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3,000 new drug stores, dialysis centres to come up: Jaitley
New Delhi : The government will set up 3,000 new generic medicine stores across the country to tackle the shortage of drugs in rural areas, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday.
 
"For the better availability of generic medicines in the country, especially in the rural areas, the government has decided to open 3,000 new gereric medicines stores," said Jaitley, presenting the budget for 2016-17 in the Lok Sabha.
 
He also announced the launch of a National Dialysis Programme to address the high costs involved in the renal dialysis processes.
 
Under the programme every district hospital will have the facilities of renal dialysis, so that people do not have to travel to the expensive hospitals of metro cities, he said.
 
At least 2,000 new dialysis centres will be started in the country under the programme.
 
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Finance minister allocates Rs.38,500 crore for MNREGA
New Delhi : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday allocated Rs.38,500 crore for schemes under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).
 
He announced this while presenting the 2016-17 annual budget in the Lok Sabha.
 
In the 2015-16 budget, the allocation for MGNREGA was Rs.34,699 crore.
 
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