(Formerly known as VTM cells) With the increasing no. of telecom operators in the country, the govt. felt the need for presence of telegraph Authority in the field of all the license Service Areas & Large Telecom Districts of the country in order to ensure that service providers adhere to the license conditions and for taking care of telecom network security issues and with the growth of private Telecom & Internet services an increase in illegal/Clandestine telecom operations were also observed. 

To address these issues 34 TERM cells have been created in the country. Each cell is headed by  Sr Deputy Director General. The TERM for Punjab Chandigarh& Panckula area is located at Mohali. The main functions are mentioned as below:-

  • Vigilance & monitoring functions
  • Security functions
  • Service testing of operators/ Roll out obligations
  • Registration of OSPs & Telemakers in LSAs.