New Delhi: Amid reports that the CAG had
overruled its own official on 2G loss calculation, Congress
on Saturday said if the government auditor had the slightest doubt
about its findings, it should revise the same.
"We are not here to debunk the figures. But certainly, if
the figures are notional it deserves to have a very serious
look and it behoves for an institution like the CAG to itself
revise it estimates if it has the slightest doubt about it,"
Congress spokesman Abhishek Singhvi told reporters here.
He said the Congress had never accepted anything remotely
near Rs 1.76 lakh crore and was ready to accept anything which
is actual, real and based on some research.
"I can only say whatever result comes from a
constitutional body should be based on solid data, facts,
verifiable details," Singhvi said.
"If there are legitimate doubts in the organisation itself
it does behove the organisation to reconsider its own data and
there is no need for any external directive on it," he said
reacting to reports of differences within the CAG in arriving
at the Rs 1.76 lakh crore presumptive loss due to alleged
irregularities in allocation of 2G spectrum.
Singhvi was reacting to reports quoting reply to an RTI
query which revealed that Director General Audit (Post and
Telecommunications) R P Singh had said that the issue of
Unified Access Service (UAS) licences and allotment of 2G
spectrum caused a loss of Rs 2,645 crore, far lower than the
CAG final report`s presumptive loss of massive Rs 1.76 lakh
crore. Singh retired a few days back.
Reports had it that the documents accessed by the RTI
showed that the lead 2G auditor had pegged the losses at Rs
The Joint Parliamentary Committee examining the 2G scam
has decided to ask Singh to appear before it.