The tax that is levied on cable operators should be compound tax
rather than just one tax, opined cable operators. They also expressed
their wish to be exempted from service tax. Operators were ready
for paying additional tax "Provided government includes other
parties like broadcasters and viewers are also involved in the process".
While demanding 'Industry' status for cable Industry, cable operators
also mentioned the need for a national body for cable industry similar
to TRAI which will focus completely on the cable industry.
The three day event was organised by Dr. A.K. Rastogi of Aavishkar
Business Network. The event was a combination of conference and
exhibition and was attended by the cable operators & distributors
from UP and the surrounding states.