Daily Archive: December 27, 2017

Mobile Phone Bills Likely to Get Cheaper

New Delhi, Dec 27: Your mobile bill may get cheaper if the recommendations of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) gets approved by Ministry of FinanceTelecom Minister Manoj Sinha, in a reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, said the Telecom Department has suggested that GST for telecom services be lowered to 12 per cent against the existing 18 per cent.

 

Sinha added that the telecom regulator has also favoured the reduction of licence fee and Universal Service Obligation levy, cut in Spectrum Usage Charges and relaxation in spectrum pay-out terms. “the DoT (Department of Telecom)…dated 01.12.2017 had recommended to the Department of Revenue during the process of the Budget exercise that a standard rate of GST at 12 per cent for telecom service should be fixed in place of existing 18 per cent,” PTI quoted Sinha as saying.

Sinha informed a favourable consideration of the matter would help reduce financial stress of telecom players. It would also enable them to offer affordable and quality services to consumers.

UP Government Withdraws Cases Against CM Yogi Adityanath

New Delhi, Dec 27: In what could trigger a fresh round of political slug-fest between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Opposition in Uttar Pradesh, the state government on Wednesday initiated the process of withdrawing over 20,000 casesconsidered to be ‘politically motivated’. The cases include eight against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

According to reports, Governor Ram Naik has okayed the withdrawal of thousands of cases based on recommendations sent by the ruling BJP in the state.