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Govt sets up panel of secretaries to help ease stress in telecom sector

The committee, led by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, will have secretaries from finance, law, telecom ministries


Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
The government has set up a committee of secretaries (CoS) under Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba to suggest measures to mitigate financial stress in the telecom sector, which is looking at a payout of Rs 1.33 trillion to clear statutory dues. 

The Supreme Court (SC) had on October 24 agreed with the Department of Telecom’s (DoT’s) definition of adjusted gross revenue (AGR), asking the telcos to pay dues and interest within three months. The telcos had subsequently appealed to the government to reduce the amount and also extend the deadline or provide a moratorium.

The CoS will comprise representatives from the

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First Published: Oct 29 2019 | 7:54 PM IST

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