After SC and Govt warning Airtel pays 10,000 crore dues to DoT

After SC and Govt warning Airtel pays 10,000 crore dues to DoT

Earlier, Airtel had responded to DoT order by offering to pay Rs 10,000 crore by February 20 and the remaining before March 17

New Delhi: After Supreme Court and the government’s deadline, Bharti Airtel on Monday said it has paid Rs 10,000 crore to the department of Telecommunication towards statutory dues. The Airtel company said it will make payment of the balance amount after self-assessment exercise.

“Around 10,000 crores have been paid on behalf of Bharti Airtel, Bharti Hexacom, and Telenor. We are in the process of completing the self-assessment exercise expeditiously and will duly make the balance paid upon completion of the same, before the next date of hearing in the SC,” said Bharti Airtel.

Airtel said it will also submit supporting details at the time of making balance payments. DoT on February 14 began issuing orders asking firms such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea to clear past dues very soon.

The Department of Telecommunication which faced the ire of the Apex Court for putting on hold recovery of dues from telecom companies had started issuing circle or zone-wise demand notices to the firms.

Earlier, Airtel had responded to DoT order by offering to pay Rs 10,000 crore by February 20 and the remaining before March 17. Airtel nearly owes Rs 35,586 crore, including license fee and spectrum usage charge, to the government.


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