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Fake identity: DoT fines telcos Rs 42 cr
Published on 21 Dec. 2009 11:02 PM IST
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The government has imposed a penalty of a little over Rs 42 crore on the mobile operators for SIM cards bought on fake identity so far, which refers to defaulting on subscriber verification norms from June 2008-November 2009. In 2008-09 alone, DoT had slapped a penalty of Rs 32 crore on the operators for failing to adhere to the subscriber verification norms. DoT has imposed a penalty of Rs 7.38 crore on the service providers operating in J&K and in Assam, the penalty is Rs 1.76 crore from April-July. The major defaulting operators are BSNL, Bharti Airtel, RCommunications, Vodafone, Tatas, Dishnet group, MTNL, Spice Communications, Reliance Telecom, BPL, HFCL Infotel, Sistema-Shyam, said the official.

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