Lok Sabha

December 17, 2015

Sudip Bandyopadhyay raises the issue of call drops in Lok Sabha

Madam I want to raise an important issue and want to draw the attention of Hon’ble Minister also. The call drop issue has become a very sensitive issue throughout the country. Madam, while talking for 10-15 minutes on the phone, the line is gets disconnected for at least 15-17 times. The service provider may be Vodafone, Airtel, Idea, Reliance and even BSNL and MTNL also.

I want to draw your attention to the fact that the private groups had been asked to pay a fine of Re 1 to the customer for every call drop. Has the government taken any such step to collect or to pay this amount to those customers who are using these telephone lines? How much money actually has been collected for this?

My opinion is that this is a problem – I think whole house will agree with – that has caused tremendous anxiety across the country. Why is the government not taking up the issue on the floor of the House so that we can elaborately discuss it? I would be happy if somebody responds on behalf of the the government. Give us a response on how we are planning to solve the call drop problems which are prevailing in the whole of the country.

Thank you Madam.