RailTel Corporation has moved the Supreme Court to seek modification or clarification on its adjusted gross revenue (AGR) order.
RailTel has requested the Supreme Court to clarify if AGR pertains only to access service provider licence holders such as telcos, and not to all licence holders for internet service and national long distance (NLD) telephone service.
As per the company, it should be brought out from the purview of the judgment as it does not hold telecom service licence but internet service provider (ISP) and NLD licences.
As per RailTel, payment of the statuary dues will have an adverse impact on its upcoming projects.
The company pointed out that its licence income was Rs 5.71 billion in 2018-19, while its non-licensed income amounted to Rs 4.45 billion. The non-licensed revenue generated is beyond the terms of the Department of Telecommunications’ (DoT) licence agreements and should not be considered for computation of licence fees.