About us-LFP and LFA

Modified by admin on 19.05.2016

Licensing Finance consists of two parts:-

1. LF-Policy

2. LF-Assessment

Licensing Finance- Policy Wing

  • Policy related matters of Unified License, Unified Access Service License, INSAT MSS-R Licenses, ISP "A" , "B" and "C" Category Licenses, Resale IPLC Licenses, PMRTS/CMRTS Licenses and Audio Text/ Voicemail/UMS Licenses, Radio-paging, VSAT(Captive as well as Commercial),NLD, ILD and IP-II services.
  • Policy matters on Tripartite Agreements (TPA)
  • Scrutiny of application for grant of Access services, Carrier services, Data services Licenses.
  • Approval for grant of access services Licenses, Carrier Service Licenses, Data Services Licenses.
  • Policy matter on Merger & Acquisition, CAF and EMF verification, Financial Bank Guarantees and Performance Bank Guarantees.
  • Handling of Court cases on Revenue matters in TDSAT, Hon'ble Supreme Court and in different High Courts.
  • Reply on Joint Parliamentary Committee, Public Account Committee matters and Audit Coordination related to Policy Wing.
  • TC Memo and arbitration cases.
  • VIP references and parliamentary questions.
  • Monitoring of decentralised Licenses which includes Monitoring of Assessment and Monitoring of Bank Guarantees.
  • Discharging the duty of Appellate Authority for assessment done by CCAs.

Licensing Finance- Assessment Wing

  • Review if DVR reports.
  • Annual Assessment of License Fees paid by the Telecom Operators based on the Audited AGRs including watch on receipt of DV reports.
  • Review of payments and outstanding.
  • Calculation of penal interest on delayed payments & recovery of the same.
  • Refund / adjustment of license fee excess paid.
  • Speaking order on Representation by Licensees on Annual Assessment.
  • Clarifications / guidelines on verification reports of deduction claims.
  • Checking of affidavit etc. at the time of recovery of quarterly revenue share / License Fees.
  • Annual Financial settlement of revenue share / L.F.
  • Safe custody of Performance Bank Guarantee.
  • Review of Performance Bank Guarantees, issue of letters of extension of BGs before the expiry of its validity period and invocation in case of non-extension and enhancement of BG amount. Disposal of Appeal / Representation received from TSPs regarding BGs.
  • Issue of instructions / guidelines in connection with Financial Bank Guarantees.
  • Data compilation, preparation and submission of Telecom Commission Memo.
  • Reconciliation of LF collections.
  • Monitoring of LF Collections, GR / AGR figures and trend analysis under clause 19.1 and 19.2 of LA.
  • Providing inputs for quarterly Return of Financial Advisor's (FA) report for Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.
  • Furnishing Report on Standing Committee on Finance matters / other Parliament Committees.
  • Furnishing Data for Finance Commission.
  • Review of receipts from various penalties levied by other wings of DoT / Field Units.
  • Correspondence regarding various penalties imposed by other wings of DoT / Field Units.
  • Vetting of calculation of penalty in respect of Roll out obligations.
  • Vetting of Assessment of License Fee / calculation of interest details etc. received from AS Section and from other Licensing Branch.
  • Audit of the Telecom Licensees under clause 22.5 of the License Agreement.
  • Special audit of Telecom Licensees under Clause 22.6.
  • Interaction with Banking Authorities/RCA/Income Tax/Service Tax authorities.
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