Telecom AGR dues hearing LIVE: SC reserves order on 20-yr payout window, refuses to entertain recalculation – The Financial Express

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Telecom AGR dues hearing LIVE: SC reserves order on 20-yr payout window, refuses to entertain recalculation – The Financial Express


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Updated: July 20, 2020 6:04:19 pm

Supreme Court AGR dues hearing LIVE: Supreme Court reserved its order on the timeline of payment of adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues by telecom companies.

Supreme Court AGR dues hearing LIVE: Supreme Court reserved its order on the timeline of payment of adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues by telecom companies. The next hearing will be held on August 10 on the issue of companies which have gone into liquidation. Supreme Court said that it has heard parties on liability and timeframe for making the payment. During the AGR case hearing in Supreme Court, Justice Arun Mishra said, “You all are wasting your and our time and energy, what kind of exercise you people are doing. Why you people are arguing for this now? We will impose exemplary costs on telecom companies.” Mukul Rohtagi who representedVodafone ideapleaded the court with folded hands and said, “Please give 15 years to pay the rest of the amount.” Vodafone Idea,Bharti Airtelscaled down their demand from 20-year timeline to 15 years. The hearing was scheduled to start at 2 PM, but it was delayed. A three-judge bench of Justices Arun Mishra, S Abdul Nazeer and MR Shah heard the case. The Supreme Court in its last hearing held on June 18, asked the telecom companies to make a minimum payment to show bonafides, provide a roadmap of payments (payment plan) if allowed to stagger payments and provide books of accounts for the last decade for assessment.

As per the Department of Telecommunications, out of Bharti Airtel’s nearly Rs 43,000 crore total dues, the company has paid nearly Rs 18,000 crore. On the other hand, along with the Rs 1,000 crore payment made on Saturday and Rs 6

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