Kumar Mangalam Birla Offers To Hand Over Vodafone Idea Stake To Government


Kumar Mangalam Birla Offers To Hand Over Vodafone Idea Stake To Government

Businessman Kumar Mangalam Birla holds round 27% stake in Vodafone Idea Ltd. (File)

New Delhi:

Aditya Birla group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla has supplied handy over his stake in debt-laden Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL) to the federal government or every other entity that the federal government might think about worthy to maintain the corporate operational.

The billionaire businessman made the supply in June in a letter to Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba.

According to official information, VIL had an adjusted gross income (AGR) legal responsibility of Rs 58,254 crore out of which the corporate has paid Rs 7,854.37 crore and Rs 50,399.63 crore is excellent.

VIL together with Bharti Airtel had approached the Supreme Court for correction within the authorities calculations however their plea was rejected.

In the letter, Mr Birla, who holds round 27 per cent stake in VIL, mentioned buyers will not be prepared to spend money on the corporate within the absence of readability on AGR legal responsibility, ample moratorium on spectrum funds and most significantly flooring pricing regime above the price of service.

Without speedy lively help from the federal government on the three points by July, the monetary state of affairs of VIL will come to an “irretrievable point of collapse,” Mr Birla mentioned within the letter dated June 7.

“It is with a sense of duty towards the 27 crore Indians connected by VIL, I am more than willing to hand over my stake in the company to any entity- public sector/government /domestic financial entity or any other that the government may consider worthy of keeping the company as a going concern,” Mr Birla mentioned within the letter.

There had been no speedy feedback from both Aditya Birla group or VIL on the difficulty.

Further, it couldn’t be ascertained whether or not there have been every other communications between Mr Birla and the federal government after the June 7 letter.

In September 2020, VIL had acquired approval from its board to boost as much as Rs 25,000 crore. However, the corporate has not been capable of increase the funds to date.

According to Mr Birla’s letter, VIL has not but approached any Chinese buyers. Foreign buyers, largely non-Chinese, are hesitating in making funding within the firm for comprehensible causes, he added.

VIL’s gross debt, excluding lease liabilities, stood at Rs 1,80,310 crore as of March 31, 2021. The quantity included deferred spectrum cost obligations of Rs 96,270 crore and debt from banks and monetary establishments of Rs 23,080 crore other than the AGR legal responsibility.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by India07 workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)


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