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Uncertainty continues

Payment timeline for AGR dues would be critical


J Jagannath 

J Jagannath

The Supreme Court has pronounced its order in the case dealing with the dues payable from the telecommunications sector to the government — known as adjusted gross revenue. The court has been quite harsh on the government for having raised a demand for dues against public-sector units such as Gas Authority of India Ltd.

The court viewed that as going beyond what it had mandated, and asked the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to clarify why it did so. This might turn out to be a little difficult for the government, as its lawyers had to concede that there were differences in the ...

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First Published: Fri, June 12 2020. 00:43 IST