As per TRAI order Para 12 dtd 20 Apr 2012 (Fifty first amendment order, 2012) it has been made compulsory for the telecom operators to have one per second plan available for both prepaid and post paid clients. The extracts of the order are as appended below:
In order to ensure that per second billing‘ remains an assured alternative option for all subscribers, it has been decided to mandate that all service providers shall offer at least one pre-paid and one post-paid tariff plan with the pulse rate of one second for local and national long distance calls. The service providers will be at liberty to offer alternative tariff plans with any pulse rate within the overall ceiling of 25 tariff plans.
TRAI has also put a cap on in all total 25 tariff plans to avoid any further confusion in the prevailing tariff plans.
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