Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said the Department of Telecom and his ministry were working together to put in place some rules and norms for intercepting or monitoring of 3G transactions in the interest of national security. Telecom operators can roll out 3G telephony while they are working on the modalities to provide monitoring facilities to the security agencies.
The government departments are working together to put in place certain mechanisms to monitor and intercept 3G services where it become necessary on the grounds of national security.
Earlier, DoT (Department of Telecommunication) had issued notices to a few telecom operators asking them to stop the 3G mobile services till they adhered to security norms for its legal interception. [source]