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AGR case: SC turns down telecom companies' demand for re-assessment of dues

Order on staggered payment timeline reserved

Supreme Court
A Bench of Justices Arun Mishra, S Abdul Nazeer and M R Shah made it clear to the companies that no arguments related to the re-assessment of the AGR dues would be heard.

Striking down the telecom companies’ demand for re-assessment of dues linked to adjusted gross revenue (AGR), the Supreme Court on Monday reserved its order with respect to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) plea for a 20-year staggered payment timeline for the service providers. A Bench of Justices Arun Mishra, S Abdul Nazeer and M R Shah made it clear to the companies that no arguments related to the re-assessment of the AGR dues would be heard. “We will not hear arguments for re-assessment (of AGR related dues) even for a second,” the Bench ...