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Government to take corrective steps to ensure orderly growth of the telecom sector

Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said “corrective steps” would be taken by the government to ensure orderly growth of the telecom sector, after he met representatives of telecom companies here on Thursday. “The necessary corrective steps will be taken by the government for ensuring orderly growth in the sector in terms of services to the common man, including in rural areas,” the minister told reporters after the two-hour meeting. He said an inter-ministerial group (IMG) is examining systematic issues affecting viability and repayment capacity in telecom sector and the panel would…

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Inter Ministerial Group and telecom companies to discuss the stressed health of telecom sector

The much-awaited meeting between the government and the telecom companies to evolve a resolution to the stressed health of the sector was held here on 22 June. Representatives of telecom companies Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Reliance Jio and Reliance Communications met Communications Minister Manoj Sinha and Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan besides other government officials in the ministry. Among the industrialists, Anil Ambani of Reliance Communications, Sunil Mittal of Bharti Airtel and Mahendra Nahata of Reliance Jio were present in the meeting. They were not immediately available for comment. Initially, the company…

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