The entry of private service providers brought with it the inevitable need for independent regulation. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) was, thus, established with effect from 20th February 1997 by an Act of Parliament, called the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997, to regulate telecom services, including fixation/revision of tariffs for telecom services which were earlier vested in the Central Government.
TRAI's mission is to create and nurture conditions for growth of telecommunications in the country in a manner and at a pace which will enable India to play a leading role in emerging global information society.
One of the main objectives of TRAI is to provide a fair and transparent policy environment which promotes a level playing field and facilitates fair competition.
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), New Delhi, is a statutory body set up under an Act of Parliament viz. the TRAI Act, 1997. TRAI has been established to regulate the Telecommunication Services and to protect the interest of service providers and consumer of the telecom sector, to promote and ensure orderly growth of the telecom sector and for matter connected there with or incidental thereto. The function relating to regulation of broadcasting and cable services sectors have also been entrusted to TRAI from 2004.
Dr. P. D. Vaghela - Chairman
Meenakshi Gupta - Member (FT)
Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthy - Member (PT)