The Delhi High Court has given six weeks’ time to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and telecom operators to show progress in acting against those flouting a regulation aimed at curbing pesky calls, messages and phishing attempts.

Earlier, Paytm’s parent company One97 Communications limited had approached the court, accusing TRAI, Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) for not taking enough actions to curb pesky calls, messages and phishing attempts. To this end, it had also sought Rs 1,000 million in damages for the failure of the operators. However, the charges were rejected by the TRAI and telcos.

On July 14, 2020, the Delhi High Court adjourned the matter for six weeks, scheduling the next hearing on August 28, 2020.In the next hearing, the TRAI is required to report the actions taken on registering telemarketers and assigning them unique identities.

According to TRAI, 20,000 principal entities and 80,000 headers have been registered on the platform as of date.