You Can Now Send More Than 200 Non-Commercial SMSesNews — By Naveen Vaidhya on July 14, 2012 at 10:51 am
On Friday, the Delhi High Court detached the 200 SMS ceiling put by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on making SMSes per SIM per day vise-versa commercial messages, telling that ‘it trespasses on freedom of speech of citizens and conditions imposed on the freedom of speech is not answerable that would be secured below Article 19 of Constitution.
However, the Court clarified that the ceiling will continue on commercial SMSes. Crashing the provision, a Division Bench of Court containing Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Justice A.K.Sikru said “We are, so, of the opinion that the questioned provision insofar as it wraps non-UCCs SMSes in the current form as it occurs, infringes the freedom of speech of people and conditions practiced on freedom of speech is not answerable that would be secured below Article 19 of constitution.
Hence, while implementing this provision qua UCC i.e. commercial calls, the similar is set beside insofar as it wraps non-UCCs SMSes as well. At the similar time, liberty is settled to TRAI to come out with much right rules for controlling unsolicited non-UCCs SMSes, which can meet the reasonableness test below the Article 19 of the Constitution.