Department of Telecom deposited AGR quantity to telecom corporations

by Jeremy Spirogis
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After the scandal of the Supreme Court on Friday evening, the Department of Telecom ordered the telecom corporations to deposit the AGR quantity. By the best way, the division had given time until 11.59 pm on Friday evening to the businesses, however by writing a letter from Airtel

Has clarified his place and warranted to deposit the complete quantity earlier than the subsequent listening to. At the identical time, there’s a churn from Vodafone Idea that the right way to fulfill the order of Supreme Court and Department of Telecom? For your data, allow us to inform that each corporations are operating in enormous losses. The telecom corporations had additionally sought time from the Supreme Court, which the court docket refused to provide. <! –

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Answer given by Airtel
The order of the Supreme Court and its telecom division, Ad Bharti Airtel, has requested to pay Rs 10,000 crore until 20 February within the AGR problem. The firm has written a letter to the member (finance) of the Department of Telecommunications saying that the remaining quantity may even be paid earlier than the subsequent listening to within the Supreme Court. Airtel has to pay Rs 35,586 crore below the AGR. According to the Supreme Court's order of 24 October 2019, the businesses needed to pay the AGR dues by 23 January. Talking in regards to the complete mortgage, 15 corporations owe Rs 1.47 lakh crore below the AGR head. Out of this, 92,642 crore rupees is within the type of license payment. The excellent spectrum utilization payment is Rs 55,054 crore.

Was not conscious
The Supreme Court on Friday stated throughout the listening to how a authorities officer can reverse the decision of the Supreme Court? Then solely the Supreme Court needs to be closed from the nation. In reality, the Supreme Court made such a press release as a result of an officer of the Telecom Department had ordered that the businesses shouldn’t be careworn an excessive amount of to pay the excellent quantity. Nor ought to any punitive motion be taken in opposition to them. Oddly sufficient, the telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was not even conscious of this problem. An order to not take punitive motion in opposition to defaulting corporations within the fee of dues was issued with out the consent of Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and the Secretary. Now the federal government is speaking about strict motion on this problem.

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