DoT bans National Anthem as caller tune

Any violation by operators will be taken as violation of the terms and conditions of licence agreement by service provider.

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has directed service providers not to offer the National Anthem as a caller tune as it was a violation of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971.

"The licensees are hereby directed to ensure that services provided by them comply with provisions of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 and executive orders," DoT said in a statement here.

Any violation of the same shall be taken as violation of the terms and conditions of the licence agreement, it added.

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