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After SC AGR ruling, Tata Tele pays Rs 2,197 cr, Voda Rs 2,500 cr to govt

With the Supreme Courtroom coming down intensely on telecom firms, Tata Teleservices and Vodafone Strategy on Monday made the payment of a portion of their Altered Gross Profits (AGR) dues to the Division of Telecommunications (DoT) in direction of license rate and spectrum use costs.

Though Tata Teleservices paid Rs 2,197 crore to govt to settle AGR) dues, Vodafone Strategy mentioned that they will immediately pay Rs 2,500 crore and an additional Rs 1,000 cr in advance of conclusion of this week.

The growth comes following the Supreme Courtroom on Monday rejected Vodafone Idea’s proposal to pay Rs 2,500 crore by the conclusion of the working day and Rs 1,000 crore by Friday in opposition to AGR dues. The court also refused the firm’s plea that no coercive motion be taken in opposition to it.

Vodafone Strategy Counsel Mukul Rohatgi mentioned that the company will have to shut shop if lender promise is encashed and that situation will not support staff members or its 300 million subscribers. “The worst situation is if lender promise is encashed tomorrow. Ï advised the company to scrap the barrel and they paid Rs 2,500 to govt,” he mentioned whilst talking to CNBC-TV18. “I have examined situations of Oil India, Power grid, GAIL. They have no subscribers. The desire of the telecom department on them is absurd. Courtroom requested PSU corporations to go to TDSAT,” he mentioned.

Meanwhile, Bharti Airtel as well made payment of Rs ten,000 crore to DoT in direction of statutory dues. The company mentioned it will make payment on stability total following self-evaluation training. “The…total of Rs ten,000 crore has been paid on behalf of Bharti Airtel, Bharti Hexacom, and Telenor,” the Sunil Mittal led company mentioned in a letter to the DoT before today. As for each the government’s evaluation, Airtel owes virtually Rs 35,586 crore in statutory dues, like licence rate and spectrum use charge.

The court had on Oct 24 final year requested that non-telecom revenues ought to be provided in the AGR for calculating statutory dues these as license rate and spectrum costs.

The DoT calculated that Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Strategy and many others owe as a lot as Rs 1.47 trillion in previous dues, like penalties and curiosity, whilst non-telecom firms, who had taken some licence from it, owed an additional Rs 2.sixty five trillion.

On January sixteen, a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra dismissed petitions of telecom firms searching for assessment of that purchase expressing it did not discover any “justifiable cause” to entertain them.