The six major telecom companies viz. Airtel, Tata Teleservices, Reliance Communications, Idea Cellular, Vodafone and Aircel were questioned by the Public Accounts Committee about the understatement of Adjusted Gross Revenues (AGR) of Rs. 46,405.75 crore so as to cheat the government in paying the revenue share. The companies did not have any genuine explanation.Government has lost more than 12,000 crore revenue share from this cheating.
Why the Telecom Department and the government did no take any action in this respect, despite the cheating during 2006-07 to 2009-10 is a matter of concern.