Government Logs Rs. 9,500 crore From Licence Fees, Spectrum Charges

The government exchequer is cash rich thanks to Rs. 9,500 crore in revenues from license fee and spectrum charges in 2006-07. With the Trai’s recommendations to raise spectrum prices for GSM players that number is only headed northwards.

The PTI reported that Rs 2,090 crore were collected as spectrum charges from the operators in 2006-07 versus Rs. 1,367 crore last year. Licence fee revenues climbed to Rs 6,360 crore from Rs. 5,695 crore.

The two amounts for 2006-07, however, don’t add up to Rs. 9,500 crore. So readers well-versed in this topic, please feel free to explain to us the reason for this difference.