Telecommunication is an important instrument for the socio-economic development of a nation. Besides framing several legislations related to telecommunication, the government of India has taken many policy initiatives for promoting and facilitating the telecom infrastructure in the country. The ministry for Communications and Information Technology has been notified with the departments of Telecom, Information Technology, and placed under it. The introduction of the Communication Convergence Bill 2001 in the Lok Sabha in August 2001 is another major initiative taken by the government. Also, the Department of Telecom has been formulating developmental policies for the accelerated growth of the telecommunication services. The Telecom reforms in India during the nineties have been highly successful which resulted in the accelerated rate of growth of GDP (from Telecom) from an average of 6.3% per annum during 1980-81 to 1991-92 to 18% per annum during 1992-93 to 2002-2003 and this was the fastest rate of growth among all sectors. The department of Telecommunications deals with the matters related to any of the three main telecommunication laws, viz., The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885; The Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1933; and The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997. The Telecommunication Law in India governs Policy, Licensing and Coordination matters relating to telegraphs, telephones, broadcasting, cable television, wireless, data, facsimile and telematic services and other like forms of communications. The Telecom Commission, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India and the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal are the main institutions which administer the Telecommunication laws in India.