Tribunal asks TRAI to re-examine Jio free offers, declines stay

New Delhi, March 16: The telecom tribunal on Thursday asked the sector regulator to re-examine issues pertaining to Reliance Jio's free promotional offers. However, no stay was given on the offers.The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) directed the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to re-examine the issues and inform it within two weeks, according to sources.The newcomer, Reliance Jio, had launched free voice and data plan in September 2016 and had extended it till March 31, 2017.Incumbent players Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular had lodged a complaint with the telecom tribunal against TRAI for letting Reliance Jio continue with promotional offers beyond 90 days.However, the tribunal did not order a stay, as was sought by the incumbent telecom operators. Last week, the tribunal had reserved its order on an appeal by the two operators.