Licence Fees CCA offices as initially DoT Cells were created on 01-10-2000 with the expansion of the range of functions delegated to the DoT Cells, the nomenclature was changed to the Office of Controller of Communications Accounts, as filed unit of DoT. The Collection of Statutory levies in telecom sector like license fee and spectrum charges from the telecom service providers under section IV of Indian Telegraph Act, 1985 for providing various telecom services in the Bihar Service Area with effect from January, 2004.
The terms and conditions of the license prescribe the Gross Revenue, Adjusted Gross Revenue, Percentage levy of license fee payable etc. The licensee is permitted deductions from Gross Revenue and Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) is arrived, on the basis of which service provider is required to pay the license fee at the prescribed percentage basis and deposit it on self assessment basis, quarterly.
The CCA, Bihar Circle assess the SUC of TSPs of Bihar LSA on quantity basis the following activities for collection and assessment of Spectrum Usages charge are performed:-
In addition to above, the Office of CCA is to ensure that dues of Government are correctly assessed with respect to license fee and deposited in the government account within the prescribed time period.
In furtherance to above, work relating to collection of penalties levied for subscribers non verifications & non-compliance of instruction of EMF radiation norms on Telecom service providers by TERM Cell and reconciliation thereafter with TERM cell has been entrusted to CCA office.
The details of telecom operators providing telecom services in Bihar Service Area are summarized below:
|Sl. No.||Operator (M/s)||Category of License||Service Area||Prescribed percentage of License Fee.|
|01||BSNL(Basic & CMTS), Bihar||Basic/CMTS||Bihar||8%|
|02||BSNL(Basic & CMTS), Jharkhand||Basic/CMTS||Bihar||8%|
|03||Idea Cellular Ltd,||UASL||Bihar||8%|
|04||Reliance Telecom Ltd.||CMTS||Bihar||8%|
|05||Reliance Comm. Ltd.||CDMA||Bihar||8%|
|06||Videocon Telecom. Ltd.,||UASL||Bihar||8%|
|07||Reliance Jio infocom Ltd.,||UL||Bihar||8%|
|08||Vodafone Mobile Service Ltd.,||UASL||Bihar||8%|
|Sl. No.||Period||For the Quarter ending period||Due Dates||Last date of submission of documents
in support of deduction claim
|01||I Quarter||30th June||15th July||15th September|
|02||II Quarter||30th September||15th October||15th December|
|03||III Quarter||31th December||15th January||15th March|
|04||IV Quarter Provisional||31th March Provisional||25th March||15th June|
* AGR Statement- Duly certified with an affidavit by representative authorized by Board resolution and General Power of Attorney.
* Challan in triplicate.
The Gross Revenue shall be inclusive of installation charges, late fees, sale proceeds of handsets, revenue on account of interest, dividend, value added services, supplementary services, access of interconnection charges, roaming charges, revenue from permissible sharing of infrastructure and any other miscellaneous revenue, without any set-off for related item of expense etc.
For the purpose of arriving at the AGR, following shall be excluded from the Gross Revenue to arrive at the AGR:
* PSTN/PLMN/GMPCS related call charges actually paid to other eligible/entitled telecommunication service providers within India.
* Roaming revenues actually passed on to other eligible/entitled telecommunication service providers and
* Service Tax on provision of service and Sales Tax actually paid to the Government if gross revenue had included as component of Sales Tax and Service Tax.
|Sl. No.||Name of Licensees||License Fee Collected|
|08||Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.,||304951||1263581||1000000|
|10||Fast Net Communication||0||0||379513|
|11||Ortel Electro ISP Pvt.||0||0||5000|
|12||Acme Diginet Corporation||0||0||3650|
CCA, Bihar Circle, does the verification of deduction claimed by the service providers holding UASL, CMTS, Basic, Unified Licenses after allowing admissible deductions i.e. PSTN Charges, Roaming Charges, Service Tax, Sales Tax, claimed in the audited quarterly AGR are verified with the vouchers such as invoice/debit-credit notes, bank statements and other proof of payments. The deduction such as leased line and port charges, charges for infrastructure sharing, Bad debt, Emergency calls have not been allowed for deductions.
The status of completion of verification of deductions conducted in Bihar Circle is as follows:
|Sl. No.||Name of Licensees||Year upto which deductions/verifications completed|
|03||Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.,||2015-16|
|08||Vodafone||2015-16 (Upto Q-III)|