The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is in the process of evolving a framework under which it will ask Direct To Home (DTH) and cable operators to ensure that the rental of their \u2018Best Fit Plan\u2019 that is offered to subscribers does not exceed their old bill amount. Sources told FE that the regulator is working on a framework where it will direct operators to ensure that the packages being offered to their subscribers under the \u2018Best Fit Plan\u2019 should not exceed their old cable TV bills. The \u2018Best Fit Plan\u2019 is to be designed on consumers' usage pattern and language spoken. It should preferably be a blended combination of various genres. Trai on Tuesday said, \u201cWhile making \u2018Best Fit Plan\u2019 for a subscriber, Distribution Platform Owners (DPOs) should ensure that payout per month of the 'Best Fit Plan' generally does not exceed the payout per month of existing tariff plan of the subscriber.\u201d Also Read: More woe for Jet Airways! Lessors of debt-laden airline may take back aircraft Confirming the development, a senior official said there have been complaints that the \u2018Best Fit Plan\u2019 being offered are costlier that their old bills. \u201cTrai now wants to ensure that consumers do not face problems while migrating to the new regulatory regime. So, this new framework on the \u2018Best Fit Plan\u2019 is to ensure that subscribers get the best plan at the best prices.\u201d The new regulatory framework' for broadcasting and cable services came into effect on December 29, 2018, but in order to provide sufficient time to subscribers for exercising their options, the regulator had provided time till January 31, 2019. All the DPOs were required to migrate subscribers as per their choice with effect from February 1, 2019. Now, the regulator has extended this period till March 31, 2019. There are around 100 million cable service TV homes and 67 million DTH TV homes and so far around 65% of subscribers of the cable services and 35% of the DTH services have exercised the options. Sources said that since the new regulatory framework has come, 67 existing bouquets have revised their prices downwards and 8 pay channels have become free-to-air channels.