As per industry sources, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is likely to commence the test checks of telcos’ adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues soon.
The test checks for large telcos will reportedly commence this week.
The government also wants Vodafone Idea to expedite its self-assessment, and telecom secretary is believed to have communicated DoT’s views in this regard to Vodafone Idea.
Earlier, DoT had asked Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Tata Teleservices to provide substantiating documents to support their claims on AGR calculations.
Once substantiating documents are filed by the telcos, the DoT will initiate random test checks on the AGR calculation in a time-bound manner. The test check will be conducted for any one year (of telcos’ dues) to examine the deviation between telcos’ assessment and the government’s own calculation of AGR liabilities.