Bhopal, Jan 19 (Agencies): 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 here 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.