If a decision is not taken within the next two days, about 33 million subscribers may be affected.
A high-level committee headed by Union Home Secretary LC Goyal will deliberate on the issue today where a final decision on whether to continue the pre-paid service in these regions will be taken, highly placed sources informed.
The Home Ministry is expected to give its nod to continue the pre-paid mobile services in the three telecom circles - Assam and Northeast -with some riders that include restrictions on some frontier pockets and sensitive areas where there is presence of militant groups.
A few norms could also be added in the existing subscriber verification process.
It was in March, 2013 when the last decision was taken allowing the telecom service providers to offer the pre-paid mobile phone services in these three telecom circles for two years.