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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Communications and Information and Technology

DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1199
TO BE ANSWERED ON 5TH AUGUST, 2010
Penalty to Telecom Companies

 

1199. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:

(a) Whether two telecom companies have approached Government offering to return their licenses against a refund of the license fees paid by them;

(b) If so, whether Government proposes to impose a penalty fee on these companies for failure to discharge rollout obligations;

(c) If so, the amount of penalty to be imposed, and if not, the reasons therefor; and

(d) The manner in which Government proposes to re- issue the two licenses/ spectrum to ensure transparency and due revenue to the exchequer?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(SHRI SACHIN PILOT)

(a) Sir, no Licensee companies have recently approached Department of Telecom (DoT) offering to return their licenses against a refund of the license fees paid by them

(b) To (d) Do not arise in view of (a) above