1. Call drops: Ravi Shankar Prasad warns operators of strict action

Call drops: Ravi Shankar Prasad warns operators of strict action

Communications & IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday once again warned mobile operators of strict action if they did not improve their services by checking call drops.

By: | New Delhi | Published: December 8, 2015 12:44 AM

Communications & IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday once again warned mobile operators of strict action if they did not improve their services by checking call drops.

Responding to the matter raised by Naresh Agrawal of the Samajwadi party during Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha, Prasad said he is a “strong minister and will take more stern steps to improve the services”.

Stating that he shared the concern of the member, Prasad assured the House that the government would initiate strict action against telcos if they failed to address the menace of call drops.

“I understand the concern raised by the member on the issue and the Parliament’s concern. I and my government have taken this issue very seriously…I am concerned over the issue and we are rectifying it. For last two-three years, the issue was not taken seriously. I want to assure you that the effective steps taken now by me have never been taken earlier,” the minister told the Parliament.

The minister further contended that the heads of Vodafone and Bharti Airtel have admitted to the problems and said they will improve the services.

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