Licence Fees

CCA offices as initially DoT Cells were created on 01-10-2000 with the expansion of the range of functions delegated to the DoT Cells, the nomenclature was changed to the Office of Controller of Communications Accounts, as filed unit of DoT. The Collection of Statutory levies in telecom sector like license fee and spectrum charges from the telecom service providers under section IV of Indian Telegraph Act, 1985 for providing various telecom services in the Bihar Service Area with effect from January, 2004.

           

The terms and conditions of the license prescribe the Gross Revenue, Adjusted Gross Revenue, Percentage levy of license fee payable etc. The licensee is permitted deductions from Gross Revenue and Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) is arrived, on the basis of which service provider is required to pay the license fee at the prescribed percentage basis and deposit it on self assessment basis, quarterly.

           

The CCA, Bihar Circle assess the SUC of TSPs of Bihar LSA on quantity basis the following activities for collection and assessment of Spectrum Usages charge are performed:-

 

1.    Collection of license Fee from all service providers viz UASL/CMTS/Basic/UL/ISP & ISP-ITs

2.    Carry out the verification of deduction claimed by the service providers holding UASL, CMTS, Basic, UL, and allow/disallow claims for deduction based on such verification.

3.    Assessment of License Fee payable with respect to decentralized licenses.

4.    Being custodian of Financial Bank Guarantees & performance Bank Grantees as prescribed under the license, their periodical review for validity and amount. It serves as securitization of telecom dues to the Government.

5.    Encashment of Bank Guarantee if licensing conditions are not fulfilled by the TSPs. 

6.    Submission of periodical reports of Revenue collection to DoT(HQ)& updating of GR, AGR, Revenue collection in LF/WPF Soft ware.

 

In addition to above, the Office of CCA is to ensure that dues of Government are correctly assessed with respect to license fee and deposited in the government account within the prescribed time period.

 

In furtherance to above, work relating to collection of penalties levied for subscribers non verifications & non-compliance of instruction of EMF radiation norms on Telecom service providers by TERM Cell and reconciliation thereafter with TERM cell has been entrusted to CCA office.

 

            The details of telecom operators providing telecom services in Bihar Service Area are summarized below: low: low:

 

Details of the Operators

 

Sl. No.

Operator (M/s)

Category of License

Service Area

Prescribed percentage of License Fee.

1.

BSNL(Basic & CMTS), Bihar

Basic/CMTS

Bihar

8%

2.

BSNL(Basic & CMTS), Jharkhand

Basic/CMTS

Bihar

8%

3.

Idea Cellular Ltd,

UASL

Bihar

8%

4.

Reliance Telecom Ltd.

CMTS

Bihar

8%

5.

Reliance Comm. Ltd.

CDMA

Bihar

8%

6.

Videocon Telecom. Ltd.,

UASL

Bihar

8%

7.

Reliance Jio infocom Ltd.,

UL

Bihar

8%

8.

Vodafone Mobile Service Ltd.,

UASL

Bihar

8%

License Fee Payment

1.    Due Dates for payment of License Fee

Period

For the Quarter ending period

Due Dates

Last date of submission of documents in support of deduction claim

I Quarter

30th June

15th July

15th September

II Quarter

30th September

15th October

15th December

III Quarter

31st December

15th January

15th March

IV Quarter Provisional

31st March Provisional

25th March

15th June

Holiday will not result in date of payment being extended beyond the 15th

2.    Documents to accompany quarterly payments

* AGR Statement- Duly certified with an affidavit by representative authorized by Board resolution and General Power of Attorney.

*Challan in triplicate.

3.   Short/delayed payment will attract penal interest as per terms of  the license.

4. Gross Revenue(GR):The Gross Revenue shall be inclusive of installation charges, late fees, sale proceeds of handsets, revenue on account of interest, dividend, value added services, supplementary services, access of interconnection charges, roaming charges, revenue from permissible sharing of infrastructure and any other miscellaneous revenue, without any set-off for related item of expense etc.

5.Adjusted Gross Revenue(AGR):  For the purpose of arriving at the AGR, following shall be excluded from the Gross Revenue to arrive at the AGR:

1.   PSTN/PLMN/GMPCS related call charges actually paid to other eligible/entitled telecommunication service providers within India.

2.   Roaming revenues actually passed on to other eligible/entitled telecommunication service providers and

3.   Service Tax on provision of service and Sales Tax actually paid to the Government if gross revenue had included as component of Sales Tax and Service Tax.    

Collection of License Fee During Last Three years

Sl. No.

Name of Licensees

License Fee Collected

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

1.

BSNL (Bihar)

0

0

400

2.

BSNL (Jharkhand)

0

0

0

3

Idea

648218155

758100531

600376311

4

Vodafone

679971427

757963502

644979300

5

RTL

380020351

303751081

369494

6.

RCL

105018502

49721914

6256150

7.

Videocon

7428800

7892481

361392114

8.

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.,

304951

1263581

753750

9.

Dream Plus

10805

120375

348731

10.

Fast Net Communication

0

0

379513

11.

Ortel Electro ISP Pvt.

0

0

5000

12.

Acme Diginet Corporation

0

0

3650

 

Total

1820972991

1878813465

1614864323

 

Verification of deductions claims

CCA, Bihar Circle, does the verification of deduction claimed by the service providers holding UASL, CMTS, Basic, Unified Licenses after allowing admissible deductions i.e. PSTN Charges, Roaming Charges, Service Tax, Sales Tax, claimed in the audited quarterly AGR are verified with the vouchers such as invoice/debit-credit notes, bank statements and other proof of payments. The deduction such as leased line and port charges, charges for infrastructure sharing, Bad debt, Emergency calls have not been allowed for deductions.

The status of completion of verification of deductions conducted in Bihar Circle is as follows:

Sl. No.

Name of Licensees

Year upto which deductions/verifications completed

1.

BSNL (Bihar)

2015-16

2.

BSNL (Jharkhand)

2015-16

3

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.,

2015-16

4

Idea

2015-16 (Q-I & Q-II)

5

Videocon

2015-16(Q-I & Q-II)

6.

RTL

2014-15

7.

RCL

2014-15

8.

Vodafone

2014-15