As reported, Raj Cable is aggrieved by the impugned notice for disconnection dated 17th May wherein it has been clearly mentioned that as per records of the broadcaster, there is an outstanding of Rs. 3,20,651 for the period up to 31st March. It has been further alleged in the notice that the MSO has defaulted in the submission of subscriber reports for the month of April 2019.
MSO has referred to averments in the petition to support the claim of the petitioner that subscriber reports for the months of April and May 2019 have already been submitted through e-mails dated 20th May and 7th June respectively.
As per Raj cable’s submission is that an amount of Rs. 1,40,000 was paid by MSO on 30th April before the issuance of the impugned notice. Another amount of Rs. 1,40,000 is said to have been paid by the petitioner on 31st May and that payment appears to have been acknowledged by the broadcaster in their subsequent invoice for the month of May 2019.
As the broadcaster has already effected disconnection of supply of signals for non-payment of the amount shown outstanding in the notice of 12th June, the MSO wants the interim order for restoration of supply of signals on appropriate terms and conditions.
MSO has submitted that there may be some minor issues with the accounts needing reconciliation and also for verification of petitioner’s claim that it is entitled to certain incentives under the agreement for the periods up to date of disconnection.
The Counsel of Raj Cable further offered on behalf of the MSO to immediately make the deposit of the entire amount of Rs. 3,20,651 as given in the impugned notice for getting the supply of signals restored urgently.
Learned counsel for the broadcaster has made submissions to rebut the disputes raised in respect of the accounts and has further submitted that MSO is not entitled to the incentives claimed before this tribunal and he has not even made any communication to the broadcaster that it is so entitled.
TDSAT said: “Having heard the learned counsel for the parties, we are of the considered view that if the petitioner makes the payment of Rs. 3,20,651.00 mentioned in the impugned notice, the supply of signals should be restored by the respondent in favour of the petitioner without any delay and preferably within 24 hours of such payment.”
The matter will be heard on 12th July.