Meanwhile, Tata Teleservices, which paid Rs 2,197 crore as 'full and final payment' as AGR dues on Monday, will be issued a separate notice seeking full payment of dues as per the Union government's calculation.
had stated the company's dues were to the tune of Rs 14,000 crore.
According to a department official, "Tata Teleservices
cannot escape paying the full amount."
claims that the Rs 2,197 crore it paid is only the principal amount. "They are yet to pay the interest on that principal, (along with) penalty and interest on penalty," the official said.
is also awaiting the legal opinion it sought in the matter of AGR (Adjusted Gross Revenue).
"We can invoke bank guarantees even now, but we have sought a legal view on whether we should do so before March 17 or not," he added.
Amid the financial stress over payment of adjusted gross revenue
(AGR) dues, Bharti Airtel
Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal and Vodafone
Idea Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla met with the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday.