Telecom AGR dues: Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Tata Tele get 10 years time to pay from Supreme Court
Updated: September 1, 2020 20:11 pm
Telecom AGR dues payments: A major decision of the Supreme Court on the AGR dues case came today. SC gave 10 years to repay AGR dues. 10% of dues to be paid by 31 March 2021. The Supreme Court Tuesday granted 10 years to telecom firms such as Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Tata Teleservices for paying the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR)-related dues to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) with certain conditions. The apex court asked telcos to pay 10 per cent of the AGR-related dues by March 31, 2021. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra held that the demand made by the DoT and the verdict delivered by the top court in the matter are final. The bench asked the Managing Directors (MDs) or Chief Executive Officer (CEOs) of the telcos concerned to furnish undertaking or personal guarantee within four weeks for payment of dues. Failure to pay the instalments of the dues would incur penalty, interest and contempt of court, the bench cautioned the telecom firms.