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As previously stated, BSNL modified its bulk SMS tariff plans for the transactional and promotional categories of bulk push SMS services it provides on December 1, 2020.

BSNL revises Bulk SMS plans and extends waiver of scrubbing charges till 28th February 2021

For ordinary customers and Sender IDs exempt from the TRAI, BSNL announced a change in price today for bulk push SMS services. The updated BSNL bulk SMS tariff plans based on PAN India will take effect on April 1, 2021.

On December 1, 2020, as was previously mentioned, BSNL changed its bulk SMS price plans for the transactional and promotional categories of bulk SMS services given by BSNL. The most recent version also applies to transactional and promotional bulk SMS services. Additionally, BSNL has abolished cleaning costs through February 28, 2021, for all governments, electricity providers, and planned banks (private banks excluded).

*Excluding VAT
Apart from that, not much has altered. The previously indicated pricing will take effect on January 4, 2021, according to PAN India. The Telecommunications Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations 2018 (TCCCPR, 2018) prohibit charging government bodies up to 5 Pae in SMS termination fees when they convey messages of public interest. These entities are referred to as TRAI-exempt transmitter IDs.

The expense for operators to examine the flow of unregistered SMS headers or content throughout their networks and match senders with customers’ DND (Do Not Disturb) requests is known as a DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) scrubbing charge.

Non applicability of Scrubbing Charges
Through February 28, 2021, BSNL will stop charging scrubbing costs to all scheduled banks (private banks excepted), government agencies, and PSUs.

Who may apply for the 5 paisa exemption? What are TRAI exempted sender IDs?

In accordance with Regulation 35 of the TCCCPR, 2018 there must be no Service SMS fee on.

Why is DLT Registration required? What is it?

Any business enterprises who want to send their customers commercial communications must register on the BSNL DLT website at https://www.ucc-bsnl.co.in/ as the major entity, in accordance with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) TCCCPR 2018 guidelines. All present and future business organizations who wish to use bulk SMS or OBD (outbound dialing) should register as Principal businesses on the BSNL DLT site in order to abide with TRAI’s TCCCPR 2018 guidelines.

  • any correspondence sent by the federal or state governments, or in compliance with their directives.
  • any correspondence sent by or in compliance with directives from constitutionally constituted institutions.
  • any correspondence sent by the Authority or in compliance with its directives.

As a result, TRAI may exclude government bodies from paying SMS termination fees of up to 5 paisa when they deliver messages of public importance. Only the government entities listed in Regulation 35 of the Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, 2018 are eligible for an exception.

Bodies Established Under the Constitution, State Governments, and the Federal Government (TCCCPR, 2018)

Exemption would be granted if the communication’s goal was to raise public awareness of issues like polio, AIDS, the swine flu, women’s safety, etc. or if the message was sent as part of a citizen-centric effort.
State or central government agencies that charge consumers for communications or transmit messages for profit will not be excluded from this rule.

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Written by Shallu Srivastav

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