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PGCIL receives Rs 13,614-crore revised claim from DoT

In October last year, the apex court had said that non-telecom revenues of telecom firms such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea should be included for considering payments of government dues, following which the telecom department sought additional license fee from non-telecom firms like PGCIL and even GAIL.

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Last Updated: Jun 06, 2020, 11.09 AM IST
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MUMBAI: The Power Grid Corporation of India has said that the department of telecommunication has asked the company to pay Rs 13,613.66 crore as fee for its national long distance license for the period between financial year 2006-07 and 2009-10, the state run company informed the bourses on Thursday.

In January this year, PGCIL filed an application before the Supreme Court against the department’s demand of around Rs 22,000 crore in past dues, citing that revenue from from telecom business was accounts for only 2% of its turnover. In October last year, the apex court had said that non-telecom revenues of telecom firms such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea should be included for considering payments of government dues, following which the telecom department sought additional license fee from non-telecom firms like PGCIL and even GAIL.

“This is to inform that department of telecommunication vide its revised assessment order dated 22.05.2020 in respect of NLD license for the F.Ys. 2006-07 to 2009-10 has asked PGCIL to pay Rs 13,613.66 crore on account of license fee for the FYs 2006-07 to 2009-10, interest, penalty and interest on penalty,” the disclosure from PGCIL said.
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