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580,000 telemarketers have been blacklisted by service providers since 2011, says Prasad

July 17, 2019
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According to Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, telecom resources of around 1.82 million unregistered telemarketers have been disconnected and 580,000 telemarketers have been blacklisted by service providers since 2011 following consumer complaints on pesky telemarketing calls.

 

Further, 16 registered telemarketers have been blacklisted. In addition, a penalty of Rs 41.6 million has been deducted from the security deposit of registered telemarketers and deposited with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

The number of complaints received by service providers from customers regarding unsolicited commercial communications (UCC) stood at 79,830 in May 2019, 98,144 in April 2019, 108,000 in March 2019, 105,000 in February 2019, and 111,000 in January 2019.

 

 

 
 
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