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Aruna Sundararajan Committee on Telecom sector

Posted on : 04 Jan 2020

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  • The committee was set up by Telecom minister under department of telecommunications secretary Aruna Sundararajan.
  • The committee is set to look into the entire issue of rationalisation of levies of telecom operators and submit a report.
  • It will also give report on spectrum usage charge (SUC), and issue of removing ambiguities in ease of doing business.
  • The government has recognised that telecom operators are under financial stress and need support in the form of rationalisation of various levies, like licence fee and spectrum usage charge.
  • The industry has for long been demanding lower taxes and levies, which add up to about 30% of their revenues.
  • The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has also recommended lowering of certain levies by way of providing financial relief to the operators.
  • TRAI recommended fixing a flat spectrum usage charge for operators at 3% of their adjusted gross revenue.

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Recently, the government has set up Aruna Sundararajan Committee for making recommendations on

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Right Ans : Telecom sector

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