The TRAI has ordered telecom company Idea to pay Rs. 2,97, 90, 173 crore as penalty for overcharging subscribers for the calls ending to BSNL and MTNL during the period May 2005 to January 2007. The amount is to be deposited in Telecom Consumers Education and Protection Fund.
Many such irregularities have been done by the private companies to discourage the subscribers from calling to BSNL and MTNL in the past. At least now, Idea has been penalised, although the amount is much less than what is required.