Politician Rajeev Chandrasekhar, who is an independent member in Rajya Sabha, asked(via Medianama) the government whether it had taken note of the reports, and what action had been taken, if any.
In response, Prasad said that the government is aware of the media reports and noted that telecom regulator Trai had asked the telco to submit a detailed report on the matter.
"Such solutions are already deployed and continue to be deployed by operators globally to enhance information, customer service and experience. Further, Bharti Airtel Limited has denied the allegations."
While Prasad insists that the government takes privacy and security very seriously, noting that Department of Telecommunications mandates all the telecom service providers "as part of license conditions that licensee shall take all necessary steps to safeguard the privacy and confidentiality", based on the response, it seems that the regulator and the government are taking Airtel's word on the matter.