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CAS troubles: Centre to set up committee
September 20, 2007 11:55 IST
Taking note of the problems being faced in the implementation of the Conditional Access System (CAS) in the country, the Centre has decided to set up a committee to look into the factors hindering its smooth roll-out.
"We have seen that in some CAS areas, the quality is good while in others it is not so good," P R Dasmunsi, Minister of Information and Broadcasting said after a State Information Ministers' Conference (SIMCON).
CAS was implemented on December 31, 2006, as per the Delhi High Court's directive. It was introduced in some parts of the three metros of Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata and in the entire Chennai metropolitan area as per the Madras High Court's verdict.
Meanwhile, a consumer organisation has slammed CAS, saying "shoddy" implementation has led to its "near failure" in South.