In his message to TRAI on its 25th anniversary, Chandrasekhar said his association with the regulator dates back to the early days it was first established and discussions were taking place on the need, structure and the process.
“The principles on which TRAI was built were simple, but exemplary. It was about transparency, fairness, non-discriminatory treatment, a tradition of open consultations and well-reasoned orders that could be tested in court, “Chandrasekhar said.
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The minister said that although the TRAI, like any other institution, has had ups and downs over the years, the regulator has always ensured that consumer rights were always protected and there were “high-quality, long-term” investments in the telecommunications sector.
In 2015 Chandrasekhar, who was then a member of the Rajya Sabha, wrote to the then Union Minister for Information Technologies Ravi Shankar Prasad, urging him to point must carefully consider all aspects of Net Neutrality before making any recommendations.
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“TRAI may make recommendations only under Section 11 of the TRAI Act. Ultimately, it is the Committee on Net Neutrality within DoT and finally the Telecom Commission which will have to broaden the scope of examination and discussion on the crucial question of net neutrality, “Chandrasekhar later stated in his letter.