Bharti Airtel has reportedly written to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), underlining that it has already paid the first installment of its total adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues.

According to Airtel, the telco has paid over Rs 180 billion of its Rs 440 billion AGR dues and the next tranche is due only in 2021-22.

Recently, the government had asked the telecom companies to pay 10 per cent of their AGR dues, as demanded by the DoT, by March 31, 2021.