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TRAI Notifies The Telecommunication Tariff (61st Amendment) Order, 2016

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, The Telecommunication Tariff (Sixty First Amendment) Order, 2016 (No. 1 of 2016) (Notification in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part III Section 4 dated 22nd November, 2016)

No. 301-30/2016-F&EA.—In exercise of the powers conferred upon it under sub-section (2) of section 11, read with sub-clause (i) of clause (b) of sub-section (1) of the said section, of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997 (24 of 1997), the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India hereby makes the following Order further to amend the Telecommunication Tariff Order, 1999, namely:

1. (1) This Order may be called the Telecommunication Tariff (Sixty First Amendment) Order, 2016.
(2) It shall come into force from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In clause 2 of the Telecommunication Tariff Order, 1999 (hereinafter referred to as the principal tariff order),-
(a) for sub-clause rb, the following sub-clause shall be substituted, namely:-
“rb.“USSD based mobile banking and payment services” means delivery of banking and payment services through mobile phones over USSD”;
(b) for sub-clause rc, the following sub-clause shall be substituted, namely:-
“rc. “USSD session for USSD based mobile banking and payment services” means a session over USSD between the mobile subscriber and the bank or its agent or any entity authorized by the Reserve Bank of India for delivery of banking and payment services through mobile phones over USSD”;

3. In the Schedule II to the principal tariff order, after item (7A), the following items and entries relating thereto shall be inserted, namely:

ITEM

TARIFF

(7B) Use of USSD for USSD-based mobile banking and payment services


(7.a) Charge for outgoing USSD session for USSD-based mobile banking and payment services

Ceiling of Re. 0.50 per USSD Session

(7.b) Other matters related to USSD-based mobile banking and payment services

Forbearance




(NOTES & EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM ARE AVAILABLE IN THE GAZETTE - LINK)
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