The government has issued near 45,000 notices to unregistered telemarketers and disconnected nearly 28,000 telephones until April 24 for sending pesky calls and SMSs using personal numbers.
"Government is aware that many calls and SMSs are being sent from personal numbers i.e. by subscribers not registered as a telemarketer. 44,810 notices are issued to unregistered telemarketers and 27,984 telephones are disconnected until April 24, 2012 since inception of the regulation i.e. Sep 27, 2011," Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said in an exceedingly written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
In order to supply relief to uncountable mobile subscribers nagged by telemarketing corporations, the govt last year brought into force a regulation - The Telecom industrial Communications client Preference rules, 2010 - barring such communications.
According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), if pesky calls or messages are sent through individual numbers then notice are served to the purchasers whereas the quantity are disconnected on second violation.