Delhi: Trai is considering reducing the access
deficit charge on ISD calls from April 1.
ADC on both outgoing and incoming ISD calls may be
reduced by up to 50 pc and the current total ADC of
1.5 pc of gross revenue is also likely to come down
to 1 pc.
per the road map, the total ADC, currently at Rs3,335
crore, should be lowered to Rs1,600-1,800 crore for
FY08 before being phased out by next fiscal to 0.
as state-owned BSNL has objected to reduction in ADC
annually, Trai has been maintaining that the road
map for phasing out the levy would be followed.
domestic long distance (STD) call tariffs may also
fall marginally as the reduction would be spread over
to all segment but more on the ILD traffic.
the implementation of the new regime may get delayed
as the telecom tribunal TDSAT is hearing a petition
on ADC regime challenged by BSNL.