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SC finds no fault with PM, PC in 2G allocation

By The Assam Tribune
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NEW DELHI, Feb 2 � While the Supreme Court today came down heavily on former Telecom Minister A Raja, it has not found any fault on the part of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the then Finance Minister P Chidambaram or the Ministry he headed.

The judgement has strongly indicted Raja over the manner in which he manipulated the issue of licences and ordered cancellation of the 122 2G licences in 22 circles.

The two-member bench of Justices GS Singhvi and Ashok Ganguly found that telecom regulator TRAI�s recommendations of 2007 on the policy of first-come first-serve basis was placed before the Telecom Commission in October but the four non-permanent members, including the Finance Secretary, were not even informed about the meeting.

A week later, Raja accepted the recommendations of the Telecom Commission and approved the TRAI�s recommendation but did not get in touch with the Ministry of Finance to discuss and finalise the spectrum pricing formula. � PTI

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SC finds no fault with PM, PC in 2G allocation

NEW DELHI, Feb 2 � While the Supreme Court today came down heavily on former Telecom Minister A Raja, it has not found any fault on the part of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the then Finance Minister P Chidambaram or the Ministry he headed.

The judgement has strongly indicted Raja over the manner in which he manipulated the issue of licences and ordered cancellation of the 122 2G licences in 22 circles.

The two-member bench of Justices GS Singhvi and Ashok Ganguly found that telecom regulator TRAI�s recommendations of 2007 on the policy of first-come first-serve basis was placed before the Telecom Commission in October but the four non-permanent members, including the Finance Secretary, were not even informed about the meeting.

A week later, Raja accepted the recommendations of the Telecom Commission and approved the TRAI�s recommendation but did not get in touch with the Ministry of Finance to discuss and finalise the spectrum pricing formula. � PTI

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