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Massive setback for #Airtel, #Vodafone Idea as #SupremeCourt accepts the DoT's definition of #AGR. Telcos, including RCom, to pay thousands of crores now.
#SupremeCourt said most of things will come under the Govt's definition of #AGR and telcos will have to pay up.
#SupremeCourt also holds telcos will have to pay all penalties & interests. Justice Arun Mishra said telcos will have to shell out everything. DoT's total demand is around Rs 92,000 Cr. #Airtel might end up paying more than Rs 21k Cr, #Vodafone more than Rs 10k Cr.
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#MTNL, #Airtel, #Jio, the spate of #Broadband in India. Corruption in public as well as private companies, and how privatisation doesn't help it. A thread.

This starts from about the time when MTNL/BSNL were the go-to broadband providers, and Airtel was entering the market.
We (living in New Delhi) had an MTNL landline connection, and when broadband services were just appearing, we took one. Our household was one of the earliest in the neighbourhoods to have a 'Triband' connection - a promise of IPTV + Phone + Internet on a single connection.
It was a great service. Though for it's time pricey. It was an era when Indian internet cost per mb was much higher than the rest of the world, unlike today when it is one of the cheapest. Monthly quotas were 700mb range, and we used to check register.bol.net.in for left amt
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(1/16) "The poor are the guinea pigs for immature financial technologies"

Jean Drèze on the Airtel-Aadhaar scam, Aadhaar Payment Bridges System, 'LALA' rules & the resulting havoc on fragile lives of the poor.

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telegraphindia.com/opinion/done-b…

#Pensions #AadhaarFail #Airtel
(2/16) Vimla Devi from Murhu Jharkhand explains how she has been running pillar to post to find out about her pensions. She last received them in Sept. 2017.

(3/16) A team from @rozi_roti, when investigating the issue, find out that the money is being sent to an Airtel payment account that Vimla knew nothing about. Here is proof of the same.

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