[28.12.2016]TRAI calls for explanation from Reliance Jio, for violation of guidelines.
Reliance Jio is only allowed to extend free promotional deals for up to 90 days, according to TRAI guidelines. So its "Welcome Offer", which presented voice, data and text messages at no cost, could only be made available between September 5 and December 3, 2016 However, in the beginning of December, Reliance Jio again announced a "Happy New Year Offer", for the new and existing customers which will deliver similar benefits as the Welcome Offer until March 31 next year. The TRAI, did not question the violation of it's guidelines by Reliance Jio.Now Airtel has filed a petition before the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), accusing TRAI of ignoring violations by Reliance Jio. After this, the TRAI has called for explanation from Reliance Jio.