Rahul Khullar

As soon as Trai announced its IUC regulation on September 19, 2017 bringing down Mobile Termination Charges (MTC) to 6 paisa per minute from 14 paisa from October 1, 2017, and move to Bill And Keep (BAK) mode from January 1, 2020, the incumbents fielded Rahul Khullar, the predecessor of the current Trai chairman RS Sharma to run a smear campaign against the decision, abundant with utterly absurd stats and irrelevant arguments. Apart from substantive matters, there is also the matter of propriety; it certainly qualifies as bad precedent. Ever since Trai was established in 1997, no past Chairman or even Members of Trai have ever spoken against those holding office, it is like a settled convention.