mobile phone has become an essential accessory for almost everyone in
urban India. But should there be restrictions on their use anywhere and
A 10-member Committee on Petitions of the Rajya Sabha is currently
studying a petition asking for the imposition of reasonable restrictions
on the use of mobile phones in classrooms, religious places, burial/
cremation grounds, work places, public places and while driving. The
petition has been filed by a Punjab based advocate Mr. Gurjit Singh.
"There is an urgent need to restrict use of mobile phones as they are
being misused in schools and colleges, disturbing lecturers and
distracting students. Use of these phones by motorists poses a risk to
other commuters, apart from causing traffic chaos, he added.” he has
said in his petition.
The Committee under the Chairmanship of Shri Venkaiah Naidu will hear
opinions of associations of teachers, students and parents, managements
of hospitals and educational institutions, religious leaders, mobile
users, service providers and manufacturers on the petition.
The Committee after hearing the views of the cross section of the
society will give its recommendation to Parliament, which will
ultimately decide the course of action.
Interested groups/associations/individuals may drop their
views/suggestions in the form of memorandum addressed to the Chairman,
Committee on Petitions (Rajya Sabha) in the Petition Box kept at
Hotel Intercontinental The Grand, Sahar Airport Road, on September
17, 2008. Anybody interested to tender oral submission supplemental to
their memorandum, may approach the office of Shri A.K. Dinakar, General
Manager, MTNL, 10th Floor, Telephone House, Prabhadevi, Dadar (West),
Mumbai on Tel : 2432 6837, Fax : 2421 1441 for the purpose.
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