Communications Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, in a reply in the Lok Sabha on 14th July stated that the government expects a revenue of Rs. 53,937 crores from the telecom sector in this financial year. These are mainly from the telecom licences and auction of spectrum. By spectrum auction and charges it is estimated to get about Rs. 40,417 crores and from licence fees about Rs. 13,520 crores. Last year, the government got Rs. 12,450.43 crores from licence fees.