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Panel has tentatively resolved fee issue for existing telecoms: Sibal

Panel has tentatively resolved fee  issue for existing telecoms: Sibal
A high-powered ministerial panel headed by finance minister P Chidambaram on Monday 'tentatively resolved' all issues concerning a proposal to levy one-time fee on existing telecom operators, communications minister Kapil Sibal said.

A final decision based on the recommendations of the Empowered Group of Ministers [EGoM] would be taken by the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh later this month, he said without elaborating.

The EGoM, in its previously meeting on 3 October, could not take a decision on levy of the one-time charge in absence of a legal opinion from the attorney general on the issue.

Refusing to comment on the decisions taken by the EGoM, Sibal said, 'Till the matter goes to the cabinet, I couldn't tell you the details of the decision but all the issues placed that were placed before the EGoM have been resolved.' 
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