The rescue package may include a staggered payment schedule for the pending dues, the national daily reported on Wednesday.
The telecom department - along with the finance ministry and NITI Aayog - is working on the bailout plan, the report said.
Furthermore, according to a report, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) said on Thursday it would reassess the documents submitted by Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and Tata Teleservices, as part of the companies’ self-assessment of AGR dues. READ HERE
Vodafone Idea on March 6 announced that it had completed assessing its dues linked to AGR. The self-assessment disclosed the company's AGR liabilities to aggregate Rs 21,533 crore including a principal amount of Rs 6,854 crore for the period from FY 2006-07 to FY 2018-19 and interest up to February 2020. Vodafone Idea’s calculation of the AGR liability turned out to be less than half of the government estimate.
Among other stocks, Bharti Airtel was up 4 per cent at Rs 482 on the BSE. The stock hit an intra-day high of Rs 511, recovering 22 per cent from its early morning low of Rs 419. Bharti Infratel, on the other hand, rallied 10 per cent in the intra-day trade to Rs 242, bouncing back 15 per cent from day’s low of Rs 211 on the BSE.