June 29, 2019

Union Telecom Minister has formed a committee to spell out revival plans for Telecom sector.


  • Mandate: To review levies, including spectrum usage charge (SUC), and promote ease of doing business in the telecom sector.

  • Composition: The committee will be headed by Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan.

  • Background:
    • The telecom sector has been undergoing financial stress for a long time.

    • The reduction of levies and fees, including licence fee, SUC and universal service levy, has been a long-standing demand of the industry, along with review of the definition of aggregated gross revenue.

Source : The Hindu