Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals (GNFC) has contested the Department of Telecommunications’ (DoT) demand notice for seeking Rs 150.19 billion dues against its V-SAT and internet service provider (ISP) licenses. Further, the organisation is planning to take legal action against the notice.

The company in its reply to the notice has stated that its major source of revenue is not telecom, and hence it is not liable to pay any further dues. Further, it has sought clarification on the Supreme Court order’s ambit and stated that it was not party to the long-winded adjusted gross revenue (AGR) case whose judgement was pronounced by the Supreme Court on October 24, 2019.

The DoT had sent the demand notice to GNFC on December 23, 2019, seeking additional payment against its V-SAT and ISP licences for the period between 2005-06 and 2018-19.