Vodafone Idea Will Stay Persistent With AGR Dues Petitions

Vodafone Idea MD, Ravinder Takkar said that the company will file a ‘curative petition’ in case the ‘review petition’ is rejected. The telco can’t believe that the SC is not allowing for any rectification of errors from the DoT’s end.

Highlights

  • It is not just Vi, but also Bharti Airtel and Tata Teleservices which believe the same and had filed a petition for the same
  • Vi MD, Ravinder Takkar, said, the company will file for a ‘curative petition’ in case its ‘review petition’ is rejected
  • Vi has been in a tough spot for ages now and the AGR dues added to the burden

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Vodafone Idea (Vi) Managing Director (MD), Ravinder Takkar, said the company would file for a ‘curative petition’ in case its ‘review petition’ is rejected. For the unaware, a ‘review petition’ is a petition that an aggrieved party can submit if it believes there is an error in the judgement made by the Supreme Court. The ‘curative petition’, on the other hand, is a petition that is filed after the review petition is rejected, and the purpose of it is to question whether the aggrieved party is entitled to any relief against the judgement made by the apex court.

Vodafone Idea And Its Never-Ending AGR Troubles

Vodafone Idea (Vi) has been in a tough spot for ages now and the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues added to the burden. On top of that, the telco believes that there are errors in the AGR calculations made by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).

It is not just Vi, but also Bharti Airtel and Tata Teleservices, which believe the same and had filed a petition for the same in the SC. All the petitions were rejected last month when the SC said that it wouldn’t allow for any recalculation.

The purpose of the review petition filed by Vodafone Idea is to communicate to the SC that the telco didn’t question the court’s judgement and is ready to adhere to it. However, the telco wants the court to know that there were errors made by the DoT while assessing the amount, and Vi is only requesting for those errors to be corrected.

As per an ET Telecom report, Takkar said the company hopes that it doesn’t come to a point where it will have to file a curative petition. Last week, Vodafone Idea had said that it is ‘inconceivable’ that the SC is not considering the telcos’ requests for asking the DoT to rectify the errors.

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