New Delhi: The Public Accounts Committee, headed by BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, has sent a questionnaire to the Telecom Ministry on 2G spectrum allocation scam. (Agencies)
The questions highlight a wide range of gaps in policy implementation right from 2003 onwards.
The issues raised include side tracking the views and concerns of the Ministry of Finance by former Telecom Minister A Raja, the First-Come, First-Serve policy and ignoring the advice of the Ministry of Law and Justice to refer the issue of new licences in 2007 to the GoM.
PAC has asked the Department of Telecom (DoT) as to why the spectrum (radio waves) allocation was not delinked from the licence as it was known that spectrum was scarce vis-à-vis the demand.
Sources in the Telecom Ministry confirmed the receipt of PAC's communication and said they would respond to all the queries, but did not elaborate.
Loop officials to be quizzed
The CBI will examine officials of Loop Telecom about their meeting with the Indian High Commissioner to Mauritius. They had sought details of Letters Rogatory sent by the agency in connection with its probe.
The agency had sought details of alleged transactions of nearly dozen companies in Mauritius through its Letters Rogatory, official sources said.
They said attempts of officials to get details of LRs from the High Commissioner have raised eyebrows and the officials will soon be questioned by the agency.
The company is being probed by investigating agencies trying to find out the money trail and the beneficiaries. Official sources said High Commissioner M Ganapathi has informed the External Affairs Ministry about the meeting which in turn communicated to the CBI the questions raised by company officials during the meeting.
During the interaction, the Loop officials apprised him about operations of the company in Mauritius, they said.
New Delhi: The Public Accounts Committee, headed by BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, has sent a questionnaire to the Telecom Ministry on 2G spectrum allocation scam.