Share
 
Comments

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the proposal of the Department of Telecom to proceed with auction in 800, 900 & 1800 MHz bands.

The Reserve price approved is Rs 3646 Cr pan-India per MHZ in 800 MHz, Rs. 3980 Cr.  for 900 MHz band pan India excluding Delhi,  Mumbai, Kolkatta,  and J&K;  Rs 2191 cr pan India (excluding Maharashtra and West Bengal) in 1800 MHz band

The quantum of spectrum to be put to auction is 103.75 MHz in 800 MHz band in all service areas, 177.8 MHz   in 17 LSAs in 900 MHz band  and 99.2 MHz in 15 LSAs in 1800 MHz band. Thus a total of 380.75 MHz in 800,900 & 1800 MHz is being put to auction.

Payment terms, eligibility criteria and auction objectives shall be as in the previous auction of Feb 2014. (Salient conditions given in the Annexure)

Cabinet also decided that intent to put 2100 MHz to simultaneous auction may be announced along with auction of other bands. Details of this will be announced later on.

The estimated revenues from this auction are Rs 64840 cr (excluding 2100 MHz spectrum) of which Rs 16000 cr is expected to be realized in the current financial year.

Annexure

Objectives of the Auction

The Government has set itself the following objectives for the Auctions:

  • Obtain a market determined price of Spectrum in various bands through a transparent process;
  • Ensure efficient use of spectrum and avoid hoarding;
  • Stimulate competition in the sector;
  • Promote rollout of the respective services;
  • Maximise revenue proceeds from the Auctions within the set parameters.

Eligibility Criterion

(i)           Any licensee that holds a UAS/ CMTS/ UL(AS)/UL licence with authorization for Access Services for that Service Area; or

(ii)         Any licensee that fulfils the eligibility for obtaining a Unified License with authorization for Access Services; or

(iii)       Any entity that gives an undertaking to obtain a Unified License for access service authorisation through a New Entrant Nominee as per the DoT guidelines/licence conditions.

can bid for the Spectrum (subject to other provisions of the Notice).

Payment Terms

Successful Bidders shall make the payment in any of the following two options:

a)               Full upfront payment within 10 days of declaration of final price or pre-payment of one or more annual instalments; or

b)               Deferred payment, subject to the following conditions:

(i)              An upfront payment; of 33% in the case of 1800MHz band, and 25% in case of 900MHz and 800 MHz; of the final bid amount shall be made within 10 days of declaration of successful bidders and final price;

(ii)            There shall be a moratorium of 2 years for payment of balance amount of one time charges for the spectrum, which shall be recovered in 10 equal annual instalments.

(iii)          The 1st instalment of the balance due shall become due on the third anniversary of the scheduled date of the first payment. Subsequent instalment shall become due on the same date of each following year. Prepayment of one or more instalments will be allowed on each annual anniversary date of the first upfront payment, based upon the principle that the Net Present Value of the payment is protected.

Modi Govt's #7YearsOfSeva
Explore More
It is now time to leave the 'Chalta Hai' attitude & think of 'Badal Sakta Hai': PM Modi

Popular Speeches

It is now time to leave the 'Chalta Hai' attitude & think of 'Badal Sakta Hai': PM Modi
'Little boy who helped his father at tea stall is addressing UNGA for 4th time'; Democracy can deliver, democracy has delivered: PM Modi

Media Coverage

'Little boy who helped his father at tea stall is addressing UNGA for 4th time'; Democracy can deliver, democracy has delivered: PM Modi
...

Nm on the go

Always be the first to hear from the PM. Get the App Now!
...
PM to launch Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission on 27th September
September 26, 2021
Share
 
Comments
PM-DHM will create a seamless online platform that will enable interoperability within the digital health ecosystem

In a historic initiative, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will launch the Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission (PM-DHM) on 27th September 2021 at 11 AM via video conferencing, which will be followed by his address on the occasion.

The pilot project of National Digital Health Mission had been announced by the Prime Minister from the ramparts of Red Fort on 15th August, 2020. Currently, PM-DHM is being implemented in pilot phase in six Union Territories.

The nation-wide rollout of PM-DHM coincides with NHA celebrating the third anniversary of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY). Union Health Minister will be present on the occasion.

About Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission (PM-DHM)

Based on the foundations laid down in the form of Jan Dhan, Aadhaar and Mobile (JAM) trinity and other digital initiatives of the government, PM-DHM will create a seamless online platform through the provision of a wide-range of data, information and infrastructure services, duly leveraging open, interoperable, standards-based digital systems while ensuring the security, confidentiality and privacy of health-related personal information. The Mission will enable access and exchange of longitudinal health records of citizens with their consent.

The key components of PM-DHM include a health ID for every citizen that will also work as their health account, to which personal health records can be linked and viewed with the help of a mobile application; a Healthcare Professionals Registry (HPR) and Healthcare Facilities Registries (HFR) that will act as a repository of all healthcare providers across both modern and traditional systems of medicine. This will ensure ease of doing business for doctors/hospitals and healthcare service providers.

PM-DHM Sandbox, created as a part of the Mission, will act as a framework for technology and product testing that will help organizations, including private players, intending to be a part of National Digital Health Ecosystem become a Health Information Provider or Health Information User or efficiently link with building blocks of PM-DHM.

This Mission will create interoperability within the digital health ecosystem, similar to the role played by the Unified Payments Interface in revolutionizing payments. Citizens will only be a click-away from accessing healthcare facilities.