DOT and TRAI are largely government bodies so it is one and the same thing. It would have worked wonders if regular people got 10/20/50% of the fined amount. Would have ensured that complaints were filed seriously.
The service providers will have to deduct these amounts from the telemarketing firm and deposit the same with TRAI. This apart the errant telemarketer firm will be blacklisted on commission of the sixth offence. The telecom resources of the blacklisted telemarketer will be disconnected by all the service providers and will not be restored for a period of two years.
i wonder what would TRAI do with all the money collected! i mean they would have their own source of revenue through government. government collects all types of fines and penalties. there is probably no detailed information available on where it all goes.
Actually Man, Not even from Telcos, TRAI had various other sources to collect fine. DTH is one of it too. BTW its customer who is suffering, so part of penalty should be given to customers as compensation . Why sud TRAI or Govt keep the amounts.