Mobile tower radiation test from 16th Nov

By : |October 31, 2010 0

New Delhi, India: Department of Telecom (DoT) will start nationwide random testing of mobile towers from 16th November and will impose penalties for any non-compliance as per license condition along with fine of Rs 5 lakh. 

“Nationwide random testing of radiations emitted by mobile towers will commence from November 16, 2010 onwards by the Telecom Engineering and Resource Monitoring (TERM) Cells. The progress in this regard and compliance levels will be monitored centrally, and non-compliance will result in fines and penalties envisaged in existing guidelines and  amended license conditions, including imposition of a penalty of Rs. 5 lakhs for each non-compliant tower,” said Sachin Pilot, Union Minister of State for Communications and IT.
 
The Electro Magnetic emissions of mobile towers in India are governed by the guidelines drawn from the recommendations of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). The Minister had earlier directed that self-certification of radiation levels of all towers should be completed by the telecom operators and certificates to this effect should be submitted to the TERM Cells of the Department of Telecommunications by November 15, 2010. Earlier, in his meeting with the telecom companies and other stakeholders in last August , Pilot, while lauding their efforts in improving tele-density in the country, had underscored the importance of being sensitive to any health related issues that might arise from the operation of mobile phone towers.

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