Noting that the multi-system operator Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation was revived after her party was voted back to power in May last year, Jayalalithaa said the Corporation had applied for the licence in July this year.
"The issue of the licence is still pending. It is learnt that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has issued the licence to nine other multi-system operators in Tamil Nadu, including those who applied after Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation," she said in a letter to Singh.
She said the Digital Addressable System licence was yet to be issued by the I&B Ministry despite a team of AIADMK MPs calling on Singh on November 29 and giving a representation on the matter.
Jayalalithaa said a delegation led by party senior leader M Thambidurai had met then I&B Minister Ambika Soni on October 26 and Manish Tewari (present Minister) on November 27 to expedite issuing of the licence as digitisation has to be completed within a timeframe in Tamil Nadu.
She noted that the Madras High Court Bench at Madurai had passed orders early this month that "the process of issue of licence to Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation may go on and the licence may also be issued".
"Hence, I urge you to intervene in the matter and direct the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to issue the Digital Addressable System licence to the Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation immediately," she said in the letter, a copy of which was released to the media.