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The TRAI plans to launch a Truecaller-like caller ID function soon

Tired of getting spam calls? You might not have to worry about them anymore since the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is planning to provide a Truecaller-like caller ID function shortly. When you get a call, the system will display a KYC-based caller name on the screen. With its current caller id programme, the government hopes to replace Truecaller in the nation, which provides comparable services.

Truecaller displays the caller’s name even if the person’s name is not in the contact list. However, the name displayed by Truecaller is not dependent on the KYC. Truecaller displays the name that the user has specified. Because the information gathered by such applications is crowdsourced, its legitimacy is called into doubt.


The Department of Telecom (DoT) has given the TRAI permission to begin the development of the caller id function. According to PTI, TRAI Chairman PD Vaghela stated that the regulator will begin working on it in a few months.

Users will not be required to utilise the caller ID function. According to the TRAI, it will be a consent-based, voluntary initiative. The subscriber will have the option of having their names visible or not. This will prevent spam calls.


Truecaller’s representative responded to the government’s decision to implement it by saying that they embrace any and all activities in the quest to make communication safe and efficient.