BSNL, MTNL but to clear adjusted gross income dues of over Rs 10,000 crore

NEW DELHI: State-run telecom companies BSNL and MTNL haven’t cleared their adjusted gross income (AGR) dues of over Rs 10,000 crore as calculated by the Division of Telecom, based on an official supply.
As per the DoT‘s calculation, AGR legal responsibility of BSNL was to the tune of Rs 5,835 crore and for MTNL it was round Rs 4,352 crore as much as monetary yr 2016-17, which incorporates curiosity, penalty and curiosity on penalty.
Based on the official supply, BSNL and MTNL haven’t paid any quantity in the direction of their legal responsibility.
The Supreme Court docket had final yr directed that telecom operators must pay 10 per cent of the entire dues as demanded by DoT by March 31, 2021.
BSNL and MTNL weren’t get together to the litigation within the AGR case earlier than the apex court docket, however the telecom PSUs have been named in DoT’s checklist of firms from whom dues have been to be recovered.
As per authorities calculations, complete AGR legal responsibility of Bharti Airtel is Rs 43,980 crore, Vodafone Concept (VIL) Rs 58,254 crore, Tata Group Rs 16,798 crore, Quadrant Televentures Rs 189.22 crore, Reliance Jio Rs 195 crore, Aircel Rs 12,389 crore, Reliance Communications (together with Sistema Shyam) Rs 25,194 crore and Videocon Telecom Rs 1,376 crore.
Telecom firms which have shut their enterprise in India, specifically Loop Telecom, Etisalat DB and S Tel collectively have been liable to pay Rs 604 crore.
Bharti Airtel has paid Rs 18,004 crore out of the entire demand, Vodafone Concept Rs 7,854.37 crore, Tata Group Rs 4,197.37 crore, Quadrant Televentures 19.73 crore, Reliance Jio Rs 195.18 crore, Hughes Communications Rs 62.9 crore, RCom Rs 4.69 crore and Etisalat DB Rs 8.24 crore (by liquidator), based on official information.

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