142nd Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra54831338184318650 Tamil Nadu3145202563135278 Andhra Pradesh2641421709242378 Karnataka1964941126333511 Delhi1494601343184167 Uttar Pradesh140775887862280 West Bengal98459671202059 Telangana8647563074665 Bihar8274154139450 Gujarat71064542382652 Assam5883842326145 Rajasthan5249738235789 Odisha4592731785321 Haryana4163534781483 Madhya Pradesh3902529020996 Kerala3811424922127 Jammu and Kashmir2489717003472 Punjab2390315319586 Jharkhand185168998177 Chhatisgarh12148880996 Uttarakhand96326134125 Goa871259575 Tripura6161417641 Puducherry5382320187 Manipur3752204411 Himachal Pradesh3371218114 Nagaland30119738 Arunachal Pradesh223115923 Chandigarh1595100425 Meghalaya11154986 Sikkim9105101 Mizoram6203230
Business Other News 31 Jul 2020 Government must revi ...

Government must review high levies, taxes in telecom sector, says Sunil Mittal

PTI
Published Jul 31, 2020, 4:03 pm IST
Updated Jul 31, 2020, 4:16 pm IST
Government should not view the sector as source for exchequer, but instead as a force multiplier for ensuring economic momentum, Mittal said
Taxes, levies in telecom sector high, need to be reviewed thoroughly, says Sunil Mittal. (DC Photo)
 Taxes, levies in telecom sector high, need to be reviewed thoroughly, says Sunil Mittal. (DC Photo)

New Delhi: Telecom czar Sunil Bharti Mittal on Friday made a renewed pitch for lowering the high levies on telecom industry, saying the government should not view the sector as a source for the exchequer, but instead as a "force multiplier" for ensuring economic momentum.

Mittal, who is the chairman of Bharti Airtel, also said that the Prime Minister's vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat has given a clarion call to the industry to ensure that more value addition is done in India for telecom networks, mobile devices, and software.

 

"Taxes have generally been very high on this industry. It is important that this is reviewed thoroughly and telecom resources like spectrum, levies should not become a source for the exchequer, but should become a force multiplier in ensuring economic momentum becomes faster and gets accelerated. So, Government can earn its dues from other industries who are going to be riding on the back of this wonderful industry," Mittal said.

The government also needs to ensure that the telecom industry, which has had its ups and downs, is given due attention in area of levies and taxes, Mittal said, speaking at an event organised by Cellular Operators Association of India and IMC Studio on the occasion of 25th Anniversary of Mobile Telephony' in India.

 

...
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT