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Telecom Regulatory Authority of India


TRAI Established:20th February 1997.
TRAI Headquarters:New delhi, India.
Key Document:Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997.
TRAI Parent Organization:Ministry of Communications, Government of India.

What is TRAI?

TRAI stands for the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. The TRAI is a telecom regulatory agency of India set up by the Indian government under section 3 of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997.

TRAI issues directions, and orders to regulate a wide range of subjects including telecom services, revision of tariffs, interconnection and quality of service as well as the governance of the authority.

Establishment of TRAI:

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India was established with effect from 20th February 1997 by an Act of Parliament, called the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997.

Objectives of TRAI:

The main objective of TRAI is to provide a fair and transparent policy environment which promotes a level playing field and facilitates fair competition.

TRAI has issued a number of regulations, orders, and directives to deal with issues coming before it and provided the required direction for the evolution of the Indian telecom market from a government-owned monopoly to a multi-operator multi-service open competitive market.

Headquarters of TRAI:

The headquarters of TRAI is situated at Mahanagar Doorsanchar Bhawan, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg (Old Minto Road), New Delhi.


The main mission of TRAI is to create and nurture conditions for the growth of telecommunications in the country in a manner and at a pace which will enable India to play a leading role in an emerging global information society.


The TRAI Act was amended by an ordinance, effective from 24 January 2000, establishing a Telecommunications Dispute Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) to take over the adjudicatory and dispute functions from TRAI.

TDSAT was set up to adjudicate any dispute between a licensor and a licensee, between two or more service providers, between a service provider and a group of consumers, and to hear and dispose of appeals against any direction, decision or order of TRAI.

Indian Organizations

TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India)