New Delhi: The centre has decided not to challenge the Supreme Court’s order to cancel 122 2G spectrum licenses of eight companies. This has been made clear by the Telecom Ministry. Telecom Secretary R Chandrashekhar said that the ministry was not mulling over challenging the recent SC order. But the department has hinted at requesting for the limited re-examination of the order.

“We are not looking at challenging the cancellation of the licenses,” Chandrashekhar told reporters on the sidelines of a FICCI event in New Delhi. “By the end of this week, we can take some key decisions in this regard and all legal options are on the table at present juncture," he said.

It is believed that the government might not be contemplating on moving an appeal against the Apex Court’s previous order, but it could resort to another constitutional option under which the President is entitled to seek the Supreme Court’s advice in this matter. The government has one month time from the date of the Apex Court's February 2 ruling to file a review petition.

Meanwhile, Idea Cellular and Tata Teleservices have already moved the Apex Court seeking review of the judgment.

While cancelling the 122 telecom licenses, the Supreme Court had asked the government to hold an auction for allocating spectrums within four months time.

The government is contemplating to complete the whole auction process within 400 days.

When asked if the dual technology licenses issued after 2008 would also be affected by the SC judgment, he said there were a number of issues that arise from the SC order which required careful analysis.