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USOF: Anomaly of penalising RCom and not the rest

Jun 28, 2012

USOF: Anomaly of penalising RCom and not the rest

The telecom norms apparently allow DoT to penalise heavily those who suspended services in rural areas, but not those who never began their services #BigStory #Kapil Sibal #RCom #USOF Penalty
Sibal's penalty cut for RCom on USOF is back to haunt him

Jun 28, 2012

Sibal's penalty cut for RCom on USOF is back to haunt him

Kapil Sibal's decision to whittle down RCom's penalties for unilaterally switching off several rural towers may be revisited by a wing in his ministry #BigStory #Kapil Sibal #RCom #USOF
Why RCom is defaulting on its USOF obligations

Jul 19, 2011

Why RCom is defaulting on its USOF obligations

Reliance Communications has been a big defaulter in meeting its rural telephony obligations under USOF because it is unviable. The company goofed up by overbidding for these circles. #BigStory #Kapil Sibal #RCom #USOF
Who bluffed whom? Sibal may have to rethink RCom decision

Jul 19, 2011

Who bluffed whom? Sibal may have to rethink RCom decision

A Firstpost investigation to check if Reliance Communications has really switched on its rural base towers as promised to Kapil Sibal shows that this is far from being the case. #Kapil Sibal #RCom #Big Story #USOF
RCom's failure prompts Sibal to go after everyone

Jul 19, 2011

RCom's failure prompts Sibal to go after everyone

Sibal's justification for reducing the penalty on RCom for the switch-off last November was that the company had since restored services. #BigStory #Kapil Sibal #RCom #USOF
PIL in SC seeks CBI probe into Sibal's 'favour' to RCom

Jul 07, 2011

PIL in SC seeks CBI probe into Sibal's 'favour' to RCom

An NGO has filed a public interest litigation against Communications Minister Kapil Sibal for allegedly favouring Reliance Communications by reducing the penalties recommended by his bureaucrats. #Anil Ambani #Kapil Sibal #Big Story #USOF
Here's Sibal's justification for over-ruling his babus

Jul 04, 2011

Here's Sibal's justification for over-ruling his babus

When Kapil Sibal reduced the penalties for Reliance Communications for switching off some rural services unilaterally, he justified it by using the in-built provisions of the USOF Agreement rather than the basic telecom licence agreement. #BigStory #Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited #Kapil Sibal #RCom #USOF
RCom gets a multi-crore reprieve for pulling rural telephony plug

Jul 01, 2011

RCom gets a multi-crore reprieve for pulling rural telephony plug

When Reliance Communications suddenly switched off its unviable rural telephony operations, the telecom bureaucracy was not amused. They proposed a hefty fine, but Sibal used different provisions under the USOF agreement to reduce the fines. #BigStory #Anil Ambani #Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited #Kapil Sibal #RCom #USOF