Persuant to the PURA Act and other key legislations, PURA also uses regulations to also carry out its mandate. Regulations passed by sector Ministries aslo are used by PURA in the execution of its mandate. One such Regulation is the Wireless Telegraphy (Regulatory Charges for Communications Facilities and Services) Regulations 2005 which was passed by the Minister for Information and Communication Infrastructure under the Telegraph Stations Act.
The objective of the regulations is to assist the Authority to monitor and enforce compliance by every public utility with respect to
the requirements of all relevant laws
specific directions of the Authority and
The said regulations provides for the Authority to institute amongst other sanctions
directions in writing,
institute court proceedings against any person for remedies such as injunctive relief, recovery of administrative fines, specific performance or pecuniary awards or damages
revocation of a license.
With regards to monitoring, the Authority may
enlist and rely on the assistance of law enforcement agencies and other relevant Government agencies,
demand the testing, operation or use of any radio communication station or apparatus or other public utilities equipment or facilities by the person having custody of the equipment or facilities
seal off or detain in the Authority's custody any such radio communication station or apparatus or other public utilities equipment or facilities; any building or premises or any book, record document or other information storage system for such periods and on such terms as it considers necessary to carry out and conclude the relevant monitoring and enforcement procedure.
PURA obtains its funding also through regulatory fees charged on licensed operators. The specific amounts charged is specified in the Public Utilities (Regulatory and Administrative Fees) Regulations 2006