The penalties being imposed on the private telcos for various violations of rules and regulations as well as cheating of the government are going to be softened after the complaints by the telcos to the government and specially to the Communications Minister. This was only expected from the government who wants to bestow all favours on the private companies in the name of bringing in more investment. The Idea Cellular, Vodafone, Airtel, Tata etc. are going to benefit from the relaxed position of the DOT. Further it will encourage them to continue the malpractices, well knowing that they can get out of it.