New Delhi: The cabinet Thursday approved a new telecom policy that seeks to do away with roaming charges throughout the country and simplifies the licencing policy, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said Thursday.

“Affordability of the consumers is the core of our policy,” Sibal told reporters after a cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Sibal said the new policy aims at free roaming facility throughout the country.