"It's (TC meeting) not there on Tuesday. Next date will be known on Tuesday only," official sources said. (Agencies)
The inter-ministerial panel was to take a view on levying uniform spectrum usage charge, an issue that has divided telecom operators.
The spectrum usage charge, which is levied annually by government as a percentage of revenue earned by telecom companies from telecom services, varies between 3 to 8 percent in case of mobile operators.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has recommended levying of uniform SUC between 3 to 5 percent from April 1, 2014 across the sector.
This annual fee is currently 1 percent for firm’s broadband wireless spectrum, including Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL) and Tikona.
While GSM players like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Uninor have been demanding implementation of uniform SUC, RJIL has opposed any such move.
The view taken by the Telecom Commission will be placed before the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom, headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram which will decide on the spectrum usage charge. It will be for the EGoM to move the Cabinet for a final decision on the SUC, sources said.
"It's (TC meeting) not there on Tuesday. Next date will be known on Tuesday only," official sources said.