CAG to table 2G spectrum report in Parliament on Tuesday
The much-talked about report of the CAG on the 2G spectrum allocation is likely to be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday.
New Delhi: The much-talked about report of the CAG on the 2G spectrum allocation is likely to be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday, which may give fresh fodder to the opposition already demanding a JPC probe into the matter.
The BJP and its allies as also the Left parties, AIADMK, SP and RJD are demanding a JPC to examine the issue amid the CAG report learnt to have accused the telecom ministry for undervaluing 2G spectrum, which has caused revenue loss of up to Rs 1,76,700 crore to the government.
A senior minister said the notice saying that the government wants to table the CAG report will be given by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.
Regarding a discussion on the CAG report, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has already said the government is ready to discuss every issue including Spectrum but a decision on whether to list it for discussion has to be taken before the CAG report goes to the Public Affairs Committee or any committee.
The CAG has already submitted the report to the government.
While the opposition is insisting on a JPC probe into the issue, Government has ruled it out saying it is not required.
Government has already ruled out any statement from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the issue saying there is no such move as of now.