CAG to appear again before JPC on 2G issue
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CAG to appear again before JPC on 2G issue

Last Updated: Sunday, November 27, 2011, 22:36
 
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CAG to appear again before JPC on 2G issue
New Delhi: Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai will once again appear before JPC looking at the 2G scam to explain how the government auditor reached at the figure of Rs 1.76 lakh crore in arriving at the presumptive loss in the radio wave allocation.
 
Rai was to appear for the second time before the committee on November 24 to complete his evidence but since the meeting got postponed, he is likely to appear again in the first week of December, sources said.
 
Rai had appeared before the committee on November 15, during which he dismissed claims by a former colleague that "actual" loss of revenue due to 2G spectrum allocation was Rs 2,645 crore.
 
He had contended that various estimates upto Rs 4.19 lakh crore were projected during the audit process.
 
He appeared before the JPC a day after R P Singh, ex-Director General, Audit (Post and Telecommunications) and lead auditor of the 2G audit report, claimed that the presumptive loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore due to 2G spectrum allocation was a "mathematical guess".
 
The CAG also told the JPC that DG (P&T) had given some other loss estimates in his draft report -- Rs 1,02,498 crore and Rs 65,000 crore -- on account of 2G spectrum allocation and the earlier figure was included in the final report.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, November 27, 2011, 22:36


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