The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act `1997

An Act to provide for the establishment of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India and the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal to regulate the telecommunication services, adjudicate disputes, dispose of appeals and to protect the interests of service providers and consumers of the telecom sector, to promote and ensure orderly growth of the telecom sector and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
1997
  • POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE AUTHORITY

  • 11
     Functions of Authority
  • 12
     Powers of Authority to call for information, conduct investigations, etc
  • 13
     Power of Authority to issue directions
  • APPELLATE TRIBUNAL

  • 14
     Establishment of Appellate Tribunal
  • 14A
     Application for settlement of disputes and appeals to Appellate Tribunal
  • 14B
     Composition of Appellate Tribunal
  • 14C
     Qualifications for appointment of Chairperson and Members
  • 14D
     Term of office
  • 14E
     Terms and conditions of service
  • 14F
     Vacancies
  • 14G
     Removal and resignation
  • 14GA
     Qualifications, terms and conditions of service of Chairperson and Member
  • 14H
     Staff of Appellate Tribunal
  • 14-I
     Distribution of business amongst Benches
  • 14J
     Power of Chairperson to transfer cases
  • 14K
     Decision to be by majorit
  • 14L
     Members, etc., to be public servants
  • 14M
     Transfer of pending case
  • 14N
     Transfer of appeals
  • 15
     Civil court not to have jurisdictio
  • 16
     Procedure and powers of Appellate Tribuna
  • 17
     Right to legal representation
  • 18
     Appeal to Supreme Court
  • 19
     Orders passed by Appellate Tribunal to be executable as a decre
  • 20
     Penalty for wilful failure to comply with orders of Appellate Tribunal
  • FINANCE, ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT

  • 21
     Grants by Central Government
  • 22
     Fund
  • 23
     Accounts and audit
  • 24
     Furnishing of returns, etc., to Central Government
  • MISCELLANEOUS

  • 25
     Power of Central Government to issue directions
  • 26
     Members, officers and employees of Authority to be public servants
  • 27
     Bar of jurisdiction
  • 28
     Protection of action taken in good faith
  • 29
     Penalty for contravention of directions of Authorit
  • 30
     Offences by companies
  • 31
     Offences by Government Department
  • 32
     Exemption from tax on wealth and income
  • 33
     Delegatio
  • 34
     Cognizance of offence
  • 35
     Power to make rules
  • 36
     Power to make regulation
  • 37
     Rules and regulations to be laid before Parliament
  • 38
     Application of certain laws
  • 39
     Power to remove difficultie
  • 40
     Repeal and saving