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telegraphindia.com 08 Sep, 2021 23:15 am

Cabinet takes no decision on telecom relief package

Cabinet takes no decision on telecom relief package
The govt was widely expected to discuss the matter which would have thrown a lifeline at the embattled Vodafone Idea

Cabinet takes no decision on telecom relief package The govt was widely expected to discuss the matter which would have thrown a lifeline at the embattled Vodafone Idea Sources said the telecom department has been actively pushing for the relief measures for the sector, and is hopeful that the proposals will be taken up for consideration in the coming 1-2 weeks.21, 02:52 AM The Union cabinet on Wednesday did not take up for discussion the much awaited relief package for the beleaguered telecom sector, sources said.The cabinet was widely expected to take a decision on the relief package, which would have thrown a lifeline at the embattled Vodafone Idea.The telecom sector has been keenly watching out for the relief package, which sources said could include the redefinition of Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) to exclude non-telecom items, cut in levies such as spectrum usage charges and easier terms and conditions for surrendering radiowaves to the government.

It could not be immediately ascertained why the relief package was not taken up on Wednesday, or whether any fresh clarifications will be sought from the telecom department before the same are taken up for detailed discussion in coming days.Sources said the telecom department has been actively pushing for the relief measures for the sector, and is hopeful that the proposals will be taken up for consideration in the coming 1-2 weeks.

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