AGR dues: DoT withdraws order in search of no coercive motion towards telcos

The telecom division has withdrawn its order that requested for no coercive motion towards telecom corporations defaulting on statutory dues fee after the Preferrred Courtroom on Friday took a powerful view of non-compliance with its order.

The order additionally directs box workplaces to take “quick essential motion” in compliance with the October judgment of the Preferrred Courtroom.

The path by means of the DoT says its earlier order dated January 23, 2020 “stands withdrawn with quick impact”.

“It’s directed to take quick essential motion in compliance with the judgement dated October 24, 2019 of the Preferrred Courtroom,” mentioned the recent order issued by means of the DoT quickly after the apex courtroom made its observations on Friday.

The dept’s transfer got here after the Preferrred Courtroom on Friday directed the managing administrators and administrators of telcos and different corporations to provide an explanation for why contempt motion be no longer taken towards them for non-compliance of its order to pay adjusted gross income (AGR) of Rs 1.47 lakh crore to the Division of Telecommunications.

Taking sturdy observe of the non-compliance of its order, a bench of Justice Arun Mishra, Justice S Abdul Nazeer and Justice M R Shah expressed anguish over the order handed by means of DoT’s table officer, staying the impact of its verdict in AGR topic.