Reliance Jio has informed the Supreme Court that it has already paid its adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues, including that for using around 30 per cent of Reliance Communication’ (RCOM) spectrum.
The operator has further stated that it is willing to pay more if required. However, it has clarified that it won’t pay any dues for airwaves used by RCOM.
With regard to this, Reliance Jio’s legal representative told the SC bench that Rs 1.95 billion had already been paid to the government following SC’s October 2019 ruling, which widened the definition of AGR to include non-core items.
As per the deal between the Reliance Jio and RCOM, Jio shares 97.50 MHz of its spectrum and RCOM shares 58.75 MHz of its spectrum in the 800 MHz band and both companies can use the aggregated shared spectrum.
The next hearing on the AGR case is expected to be held on August 19, 2020.