After the Supreme Court came down heavily on all parties in the dispute over unpaid dues
AGENCIES, NEW DELHI: The government has asked telecom companies to pay their dues by 11.59 pm on Friday, Press Trust of India reported, hours after the Supreme Court came down heavily on all parties to the dispute over unpaid dues.
Telcos like Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea have been issued notices by the Department of Telecom, according to the news agency.
On Friday, the Supreme Court blasted telecom companies as well as the government over dues worth thousands of crores unpaid despite its orders. “We don’t know who is creating this nonsense, is there no law left in the country,” the Supreme Court asked, summoning telecom company bosses for contempt.
“It is better not to live in this country and rather leave the country,” the judges said, angry that its order was not complied with. The managing directors of Bharti Airtel , Vodafone, MTNL, BSNL, Reliance Communications, Tata Telecommunication and others have been summoned to the court on March 17.