India Forward: National Do Not Call Registry (NDNC), by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)

June 27, 2003: U.S. Federal Trade Commission opened the National Do Not Call Registry.

August 17, 2007: Indian Government (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)) issues advertisements  (Hindustan Times, New Delhi-Aug17, 2007 (page 10), etc) in newspaper announcing to the general public, and to telemarketers, call centers the National Do Not Call Registry (NDNC)

A couple of years back, when particularly pestered by telemarketers, I searched the Net for something like do not call etc and stumbled onto the American website. Then, I searched Indian do not call registry, and it was a little let-down, not to find one. Then for once, it occurred to me, that, yes America is seen as a world leader for a reason.

Maybe, India, has a lots to do, especially re the lower brackets (the slum dwellers etc), but hey, She is charting her way. And this particular instance, reaffirms my faith in India, despite some negatives.


Official website of the Indian Do Not Call: http://164.100.9.238/ndncregistry/index.jsp

Now, besides the obvious respite to most mobile and landline owners from the unwanted commercial calls, India would have added yet another feather to its cap. Congratulations to TRAI and all others involved.

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Credits: 1.US National Do Not Call Registry on Wikipedia, 2.Image courtesy NDNC