TRAI disallows Differential PricingTelecom Regulatory Authority of India ‘TRAI’ pm Monday announced that there shall not be any differential pricing by Telecom Service providers.
TRAI Chairman, R.S. Sharma, on Monday, 07th February 2016 told that ‘We have come out with a regulation which are essentially mandate that no service provider shall charge differential pricing.
If a service provider is in contravention of these regulations TRAI may direct them to withdraw tariff, Sharma added.
In the same situation, TRAI may also order the provider to pay Rs.50k for each day of contravention upto Rs.50lakh, He said.
We have made exemptions in case of emergencies where differential pricing could be offered in case of grave emergencies,TRAI Chairman said.
A service provider may reduce tariff for accessing or providing emergency services at times of grave public emergency he said.The price should not be based on source, destination, type of content or the application TRAI said.