SC rejects telcos’ plea for new schedule for AGR payments, slams DoT

In a important setback for the telecom companies, the Supreme Courtroom on Friday turned down the plea in search of new timetable of AGR payments. Coming down seriously on the Office of Telecommunications (DoT) for not taking coercive action against telcos for failing to repay, the apex courtroom purchased contempt proceedings against Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Concept.

The following hearing has been scheduled for March seventeen.

The Apex Courtroom also pulled up the DoT desk officer who wrote to the Legal professional Normal asking him to not insist on payemnt of dues. The SC issued a contempt notice to the officer to demonstrate why no action ought to be initiated against him.

The courtroom summoned controlling director, director of all telcos which includes Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Concept and many others on March seventeen to demonstrate why these dues were not deposited inspite of orders and why contempt action need to

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