Government estimates illegal routing of international calls by grey market call centres cost loss of Rs 1,539 crore in last 2 years

Government estimates illegal routing of international calls by grey market call centres cost loss of Rs 1,539 crore in last 2 years

Courtesy : Agencies22/12/2018 09:15

NEW DELHI: The government estimates that illegal routing of international calls by grey market call centres caused it notional loss of around Rs 1,539 crore in the last 2 fiscal years.

According to data shared by Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha in the Lok Sabha Wednesday, illegal routing of international calls led to notional loss of Rs 750.13 crore in 2016-17 and Rs 788.92 crore, excluding interest, in 2017-18.

"Government has taken measures to check illegal routing of international calls through local lines by setting up a grey market call centre where the subscribers provide the information about such calls on toll free number 1963/180011420," Sinha said.

 He said information received at toll free number 1963 and 180011420 is analysed and investigated.

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