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DoT panel to look into telecom licence fees

DoT panel to look into telecom licence fees
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First Published: Wed, May 13 2009. 11 24 PM IST
Updated: Wed, May 13 2009. 11 24 PM IST
New Delhi: The department of telecommunications, or DoT, has formed a committee to look into the rates at which licence fees are levied on India’s telecom operators, and to work out a uniform rate.
The phone firms pay 6-10% of their adjusted gross revenues as licence fee to the government as part of the licence conditions.
Adjusted gross revenues refers to gross revenues net of interconnect charges between two networks.
The five-member committee, chaired by a joint secretary in DoT, will look into a number of issues including the different types of licences that can be included under the uniform fee regime and the amount as a percentage it will be set at, a senior official of the department said.
The committee, which will submit its report in a month’s time, according to an internal document of DoT reviewed by Mint.
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First Published: Wed, May 13 2009. 11 24 PM IST
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