A public interest litigation petition (PIL) filed in Telangana High Court seeks the cancelling of licenses of cable television networks, direct-to-home (DTH) service providers, unencrypted satellite networks, internet protocol television (IPTV) providers and multi system operators (MSO’s) for allegedly violating provisions of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Act. The PIL alleged that the Central tax authorities have failed to collect GST from these networks who have been evading the tax collected from the consumers since 2017. In Khammam town alone, the said television networks have collected about Rs 1.44 crore GST from the subscribers since 2017 and are not paying the same to the tax department, it stated. Petitioner N Rama Rao, a social worker from Wyra in Khammam district, submitted that the said networks have violated the provisions of GST Act by not registering themselves with an intention to evade the tax collection.