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RCom submits some details of its accounts to CAG

business Updated: Apr 22, 2010 21:47 IST

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The government on Thursday said Anil Ambani-led RCom is the only operator which has furnished some accounting details to the apex accounting body CAG.

The government had earlier asked five leading telecom companies -- Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communications, Tata Teleservices, Vodafone Essar and state-run BSNL -- to give their accounting details of the last three years to the CAG.

In a reply to a query on the same, Minister of State for Communications and IT Gurudas Kamat said, "As of now, Reliance has furnished some information which has been passed on to CAG."

He added that the reason for auditing the accounts of various telecom operators is to check the assessment, collections, and proper allocation of revenue share due from these telecom operators to the Department of Telecom.

Before that, the DoT had undertaken a special audit of Bharti, Vodafone Essar, Idea and Tata.

To another query on implementation of Mobile Number Portability (MNP), Kamat said the main security concerns of the security agencies with regard to implementation of MNP are seamless lawful interception of messages, call related information in case the ported number is already under lawful interception.

He added that the views of Ministry of Home Affairs on porting process for numbers under lawful interception is awaited. Thereafter, necessary instructions regarding porting process for numbers under lawful interception shall be issued.

The MNP services were to be implemented in the first phase in metro cities in September 2009 and the rest of the country by March 2010.

Later, the government decided to implement MNP in one go in the whole country.