The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI) came into rescue of net neutrality in India from corporate giants like Facebook, Reliance and etc. Earlier Facebook tried to introduce free basics in India. But multiple pro net neutrality activists, organisations complained to TRAI against free basics. After taking petitions from millions of Indians, TRAI published “Prohibition of Discriminatory Tariffs for Data Services Regulations, 2016” today to block free basics concept in India.
The main points in prohibition of discriminatory tariffs regulation are:
TRAI also mentioned the consequences for failing to follow above regulations. So there will be no free basics up to next two years as these regulations valid for two years and subjected to change after. See original document published here.