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Telcos need to wait more for relief on AGR as govt scrambles over data

Members of the DCC refused to comment on the discussions held during the two-hour meet. More details are required for reconciliation of AGR data, sources said

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Megha Manchanda New Delhi
Inadequate data seems to be a hurdle for the Union government while deciding on a relief package for the telecom industry facing a Rs 1.47-trillion licence fee and spectrum charge demand linked to adjusted gross revenue (AGR).    

A meeting of the Digital Communications Commission (DCC), which was expected to come out with relief measures for the financially-stressed sector, remained inconclusive on Friday over data issues, a senior official in the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) said. DCC, the highest decision-making body, is grappling with    discrepancy in data for calculation of AGR, it’s learnt. DCC, headed by the DOT secretary, includes

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First Published: Feb 28 2020 | 9:25 PM IST

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