TDSAT asked to speed up dispute settlement

New Delhi, Oct 29 | Updated: Oct 30 2004, 05:32am hrs
Chief Justice of India RC Lahoti has asked the Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) to focus on speedy settlement of disputes. He said that global bodies like International Telecommuni-cations Union (ITU) should also assist in developing model procedure for settlement of disputes with help from its member countries.

Justice Lahoti was speaking at an international seminar on Dispute resolution scenario in the telecom sector here on Friday.

Settlement of disputes in the realm such as telecom disputes involves not merely interpretation of laws alone but consideration of policy, reading the mind of the legislators and giving effect to the intention of the parties to agreements, he said.

Minister of communications and IT Dayanidhi Maran said the advancement of liberalisation paved way for competition among service providers.