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Vodafone Idea pays ₹1,000 cr. in AGR dues

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  • February 22, 2020
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Vodafone Idea pays ₹1,000 cr. in AGR dues

Part of: GS Prelims –Economy  and GS-III- Taxation

In news

  • Vodafone Idea paid ₹1,000 crore more to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT)

From Prelims Point of View:

Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR)

  • It is the usage and licensing fee that telecom operators are charged by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).
  • It is divided into spectrum usage charges and licensing fees

Spectrum Usage Charge

  • It is the charge that is required to be paid by the licensees providing mobile access services, as a percentage of their Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR).
  • The spectrum slabs/rates for the same are notified by the Government from time to time.

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