The Department of Telecom has asked telecom operators to withdraw all COVID pre-call announcements and caller tunes.
The Telecom service providers have been playing coronavirus-related pre-call announcements and caller tunes to raise awareness among citizens and inform them about the precautions and vaccinations to be taken during the pandemic.
In a circular dated March 29, DoT referred to the instructions that were issued for implementation of corona pre-call announcements and caller tunes to the operators.
“In this regard, the approval of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is received for withdrawal of the caller tunes with immediate effect,” it said.
As a result, all corona pre-call announcements and caller tunes issued by the Department of Transportation have been ordered to be removed by telecom service providers.
The government had previously received reports that the audio clips had served their purpose and were delaying critical calls during emergencies.