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Data Communications Ltd ordered to pay Rs35.2 million to ICTA



Data Communications Ltd ordered to pay Rs35.2 million to ICTA

In a judgment delivered by Supreme Court, Data Communications Ltd (in liquidation) has been ordered to pay Rs 35.2million to the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA).

The company did not contest the claim. In its complaint, the regulator argued that Data Communications Ltd had obtained a license for international call operations on December 15, 2003.

The license was valid for a period of fifteen years. According to clause 12 of the license, Data Communications Ltd was required to contribute to the Universal Service Fund (USF), as is the case for any public operator.

ICTA claims that the company owes them an amount of Rs 35.2 million, which represents unpaid contributions to the USF as follows: Rs 23.9 million for the years 2015 and 2016; Rs 7.1 million for the year 2017, and Rs 4.1 million for the years 2018 and 2019.

Despite several friendly requests and two formal notices dated April 26, 2018, and October 29, 2021, respectively, the company failed to settle the debt, according to ICTA.

Consequently, ICTA decided to seek recourse through the court.

Source: Defi Media

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