2G scam: Mathur to appear before PAC on Jan 21

Former Telecom Secretary D S Mathur will appear before the Parliament`s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on January 21 to present his views on the 2G spectrum controversy, official sources said

Updated: Jan 19, 2011, 15:52 PM IST

Bhopal: Former Telecom Secretary D S
Mathur will appear before the Parliament`s Public Accounts
Committee (PAC) on January 21 to present his views on the 2G
spectrum controversy, official sources said on Wednesday.

The PAC headed by senior BJP leader Murli Manohar
Joshi has asked Mathur and former member (Finance), in the
Telecom Commission, Manju Madhavan, a 1971 batch IRS officer
to appear before it on the given date, in connection with the
spectrum allocation irregularities, sources said.

Mathur, an IAS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre
retired on December 31, 2007, just before the 2G spectrum was
allocated in January 2008.

He has claimed that then Telecom Minister A Raja was
bent on giving licences although several irregularities were
spotted in the process.

PTI