Stating that telecom operators need to ensure that call drops are "minimised", the Minister said telcos need to strengthen their system.
"Call drops need to be minimised. They (private operators) need to reinforce their mechanism. I have directed officials in the department to work on a disincentive architecture (for the operators)," Prasad said during a press conference on completion of one year of NDA government.
The Minister added that in his role, he is responsible for ensuring that consumer interest is kept in mind.
Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg has asked the member (technology) in Department of Telecom (DoT) to work on the matter and if required, it will be sent to sectoral regulator TRAI for its suggestions.
A final call could be taken in six months. Explaining further, Garg cited the example of a telecom operator which is offering free calls in lieu of call drops.