Govt earns Rs 7.41 crore as processing fee from MSOs since 2011

NEW DELHI: The Government has earned Rs 7.41 crore as processing fee from multi system operators from April 2011, the Lok Sabha was informed on 20 March.


Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said a process fee of Rs 1 lakh was collected from MSOs at the time of submission of application for registration for providing digital addressable system.


A sum of Rs 4.79 crore was earned till 27 January this year during 2014-15 as processing fee from MSOS.


In comparison, the processing fee received in previous years was Rs 79 lakh in 2013-14, Rs 1.8 crore in 2012-13, and Rs 3 lakh in 2011-12.


In addition, some states have levied entertainment tax collected directly by them, and MSOs also have to pay service tax and any other applicable taxes to the central government, the Minister said.


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