TRAI vide its direction no F. No 123-1/2018 NSL-II dated 7 September 2018 has withdrawn the Direction No. 101-41/2006-MN dated 21 August 2006 which had directed all the telecom service providers to furnish a certificate of compliance to TRAI by 31 July every year in respect of the following:
- Direction dated 28 October to all Universal Access Service Providers (UASPs) and M/s Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) regarding posting of information to Universal Service Obligation (USO) related activities on their website;
- Direction dated 6 January 2005 to all service providers on opening of allotted codes;
- Direction dated 16 June 2004 to all the Cellular Mobile Service Providers (CMSPs) on auto-roaming services to all pre-paid subscribers; and
- Direction dated 11 July 2002 to all CMSPs to include standard terms and conditions in all tariff-plans for pre-paid cards.
A committee was formed comprising of officers of TRAI as representatives of the telecom service providers and associations, to identify the infructuous/redundant regulations and amendments and it was observed that the obligations of the above cited directions are no longer required.