Amid sector regulator TDSAT flooded with the cases, its chairperson Justice Aftab Alam said the number of broadcasting cases has far exceeded those related to telecom sector.
He was speaking at a seminar on Telecom and Broadcasting theme – ART (Adjudication, Regulation, Telecommunication) of Convergence, TDSAT.

Responding to the issue raised by Justice Alam, Jaitley, who holds the charge of Information and Broadcasting Ministry besides Finance Ministry, said the government was willing to look at the suggestion of having a separate mechanism to deal with broadcasting cases.
He asked the TDSAT to bring before the government an appropriate suggestion in this regard. "You have thrown a new challenge to the entire thought process and that challenge is even when Acts are framed with best of intentions, the ingenuity of lawyers, the unlimited jurisdiction of judges creates a situation of a divided authority.
"Parts of the same issue or some part of the same cause of action are pending before one authority, some parts would also be pending before courts," said Jaitley. Stressing that TDSAT has by and large functioned well, he said the issues flagged by TDSAT chairman were a matter for consideration.


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