India Forward: National Do Not Call Registry (NDNC), by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
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://18.104.22.168/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.
- Official website of National Do Not Call Registry (NDNC)
- Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
- Press Release: TRAI issues regulation to curb unsolicited commercial calls
- Reserve Bank of India (RBI)'s Notification to all Commercial Banks re this
- March 05, 2007-"Do Not Call…Please!" by PC World India
- July 30, 2007-"Don’t call us, please" by The Telegraph
- Aug 09, 2007-"Campaign on do-not-call registry set to start" by The Economic Times
Credits: 1.US National Do Not Call Registry on Wikipedia, 2.Image courtesy NDNC