JPC to discuss PAC probe into 2G scam
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 21:59
  
New Delhi: The turf war over 2G Scam inquiry has refused to die down with the Joint Parliamentary Committee planning to discuss tomorrow whether the PAC, chaired by senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, has gone beyond its mandate.

After discussing the issue its first meeting tomorrow, the JPC plans to write to the Public Accounts Committee Chairman about the Committee confining itself to inquiring issues over which the CAG report has made its observations.

"We have no quarrel with them. Propriety demands that we will point out to them. Joshiji is a very senior member of parliament and he also knows propriety is very important," JPC Chairman P C Chacko said.

Maintaining that JPC, which has 30 members from both the Houses, was constituted by a resolution passed by the Parliament and the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the committee was mentioned in it, Chacko told PTI, "our ToR need not be the subject matter of another committee's enquiry.

"There is an impropriety in that obviously and that we want to point out to the committee."

He said two committees of Parliament submitting contradictory reports or different reports to Parliament will create a difficult situation.

"So normally, it is the precedent and it is the practice and as far as some committees are concerned it is a rule that the same topic will not be discussed by two committees," Chacko said.

He said tomorrow's meeting will also discuss the issues including the number of meetings to be held in a week, documents to be summoned, and the enquiry should start from where to where.

"All these things will be decided then," he said. The JPC is supposed to submit the report to Parliament by the end of monsoon session and it will try to keep to that time schedule, he said.

"And if absolutely necessary, then we will ask for extension," Chacko said.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 21:59


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