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JPC probing 2G scam gets time till Budget session

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 13:36

New Delhi: Unable to complete its task within an allocated period, the Joint Parliamentary Committee looking into the 2G spectrum scam on Tuesday got extension till the Budget Session next year.

The term of the Committee headed by P C Chacko was to expire during the Monsoon session scheduled to conclude on September 8.

Chacko moved a motion in the Lok Sabha today seeking extension for presentation of the report till the last day of the next Budget session. The motion was adopted by voice vote.

The 30-member committee has so far heard only officials of Enforcement Directorate, CBI and some former Telecom Secretaries. It is yet to hear other former Telecom Secretaries, former Chairmen of TRAI, former Attorney General
Soli Sorabjee and former Telecom Ministers.

The JPC, consisting of 20 members from Lok Sabha and 10 from Rajya Sabha, was constituted on March 4 to examine matters relating to allocation and pricing of telecom licences and spectrum between 1998 and 2009.

The government had agreed to constitute the JPC after persisting demands by the opposition, which had led to washout of the Winter session.


First Published: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 13:36
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