Airtel owes maximum Rs 11,235.50 cr to Indian government: Telecom Minister

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has informed the Lok Sabha that Bharti Airtel owes the government maximum Rs 11,235.50 crore in licence fee, spectrum charges and arrears, and penalties among others. Total outstanding dues against state-run BSNL is Rs 9,936.26 crore, followed by Vodafone 9,206.03 crore, Idea Cellular 5,435.41 crore, Reliance Communications Rs 6,355.43 crore, Reliance Telecom Rs 494.04 crore, and Tata Teleservices Rs 3,472.52 crore.

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State-run MTNL owes Rs 4,091.31 crore to the government. In totality, telcos owe the government Rs 54,828.25 crore in licence fee, spectrum charges and arrears, of which Rs 44,380.91 crore is under litigation.

The Minster said that the outstanding dues also include electro-magnetic radiation penalty, CAF fine and MNP testing fee arrears.

The government is closely monitoring the cases pending in various courts, he said, adding that suitable actions are being taken in consultations with senior law officers from time to time.

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Airtelgoesmad
May 12, 2016 1:22 pm 1:22 PM

Airtel need Money for 4G advt with that girl shown in Advt .. Too much money , so Much debt.. Haha

Soumya
May 12, 2016 12:45 pm 12:45 PM

I have 1000% faith on Airtel, it will certainly pays its dues to the government,, but sadly(lol) not from Airtel pocket but from consumer pockets via increase in tariff….

Adithya Vardhan
May 12, 2016 12:41 pm 12:41 PM

Don’t worry. We are here to pay all your bills.

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