The superboard is bemoaning a lack of cooperation and convenience in its evaluation of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission.
''It could be said that the NBTC's performance is lower than expected if we put all inconvenient factors together,'' said the superboard's chairman, Gen Thavatchai Samusakorn.
The five-member superboard's role is to evaluate the performance of the NBTC.
The 2010 Frequency Allocation Act requires the NBTC office to arrange any assistance the superboard requests.
After the evaluation, the superboard will submit its annual report to the Senate.
Members are Amornthep Jiratthiticharoen, representing the telecom field; Gen Thavatchai, a special adviser to the Royal Thai Army, representing the broadcasting field; Pichai Utamapinun, a former senator with a TV background; Prasert Apipunya, a consumer advocate; and Gen Boonyawat Kruehong, a former director-general of the Defence Budget Office, representing human rights groups.
The members serve three-year, non-renewable terms.
After working for six months, Gen Thavatchai said the superboard found that the NBTC did not accept the superboard's authority.
The NBTC did not cooperate when asked to provide project details affecting the public. Also, the superboard lacks staff to fulfil its role under the law.
''We have only five members and two staff who are assigned by the NBTC's office to help the superboard,'' said Gen Thavatchai.
Mr Prasert said the superboard has asked for 40 full-time employees to be responsible for all five monitoring fields and 41 specialists to help evaluate the NBTC's policies.
But the NBTC disagreed with the request by the superboard, saying it should have only 30 full-time employees and 11 specialists.
Mr Prasert said the superboard appealed and wants to have up to 36 specialists. The NBTC wants the superboard to outsource its work rather than hiring full-time employees, but the superboard wants to develop staff for the long run.
Moreover, another inconvenience for the superboard is that all budgets must get the nod from the NBTC and the process is time-consuming.
''It's impractical for an auditor to seek budget approval from the person who will be evaluated,'' Mr Prasert said.
The NBTC approved a 43-million-baht budget for the superboard this year.
Mr Prasert said the law should be amended so that the superboard does not rely on the NBTC too much.