India Asks Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea To Pay AGR Dues As Per Supreme Court Order
A stall selling Bharti Airtel Ltd. SIM cards stands outside a mobile phone store in Mumbai, India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

India Asks Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea To Pay AGR Dues As Per Supreme Court Order

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The government has asked Bharti Airtel Ltd., Vodafone Idea Ltd. and other telecom companies to pay the remaining AGR dues as per the Supreme Court order, sources said on Wednesday.

The telecom department wrote to all the telecom firms asking them to pay balance adjusted gross revenue dues "without delay" and also submit detailed bifurcation of payments (explanation of self assessed amounts), which are necessary for proper reconciliation of legitimate dues.

The government has so far received about Rs 26,000 crore as AGR dues, including adhoc/buffer amounts given by telecom companies to meet any reconciliation differences. The amounts paid by them is woefully lower than the DoT's AGR calculation.

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