An Apex Court bench headed by Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan upheld a Delhi High Court order to this effect that the national auditor CAG can review the revenue receipts of telecom operators.

Justice Radhakrishnan said the CAG audit was needed to ensure the parliamentary control over the use of natural resources, which exclusively rest with the government and are given for use to private operators.

This decision has come has a setback for the telecom companies, as the Supreme Court rejected their plea against the CAG audit.
In a major decision on January 6, the Delhi Court had given permission to the CAG to audit telecom companies’ revenue receipts to inspect if they had underreported their revenues in an attempt to pay lesser license fee to the government.


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