The Department of Telecom’s has issued a revised demand and factual notices of Rs 30,776 crore on Six telecommunications companies for under-reporting in revenues for four budgetary purposes in 2009-10, parliament came to know today.
In an written reply to Lok Sabha, The Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said “The Department of Telecom has revised and published a requirement stating that the six telecom service providers has put up on notices about the causes of the failure in the total amount of 30,776 crore ( 29,474 crore as license fee and 1302 crore as payment for the use of spectrum), taking into the account the report of number 4 of 2016 C & AG, the license agreement and the status of the trail for the four financial years.”
The four financial year are as follows 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10.
According to the last year’s report of the comptroller and Auditor General of India, six reputed telecom’s companies “has paid a lower license fee, spectrum usage fees, including interest and fine of 12,488.93 crore for four fiscal years,” he added.
The Department of telecommunications had commissioned a special audit for the fiscal year of 2006-07 and 2007-08 for the five large telecom companies. “Based on the reports of the special audits, claims in the amount of Rs 1,846.51 crore rupees were issued during 2012. The demands are made at the trails in various judicial bodies, ” the reply says.
It further stated that in 2016, the Telecom Department ordered for special audit on those six major telecom companies for three financial years – 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11.