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Relieving Airtel and Vodafone-Idea from paying penalties will violate SC’s judgement: Jio to telecom ministry

In a letter to telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Reliance Jio said that any relaxation in penalty for Airtel and Vodafone Idea will violate the Supreme Court’s recent direction to all three telecom operators to pay dues, penalties and interest worth Rs 92,640 crores within three months to the Department of Telecom. Jio has also asked the telecom ministry to reject the Cellular Operators Association of India’s (COAI) demand for financial relief to Bharti Airtel and Vodafone India, in another letter dated October 31. Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea declined to comment. Jio has also marked the Cabinet Secretary, NITI Aayog CEO and secretaries in the ministries of finance, law, and telecom in its letter [November 1] and stated that the government does not have the option of going against the SC’s judgment for the telecom operators. Jio said, “Any action on the part of the Government of India to modify or waive contractual provisions pertaining to interest and penalty on unpaid dues would be a legally tenable especially when same has been dealt in the judgment of the Hon Supreme Court specifically.” Why did Jio write to the telecom ministry? Last week, Jio had criticised COAI for writing a letter to the government highlighting financial stress in the telecom sector without waiting to incorporate Jio’s comments in it. And now, Jio is writing directly to the telecom ministry in this regard. What did COAI seek from the government? The COAI was seeking Telecom Ministry’s intervention in the recent SC…

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