2G: SC Slams Govt For Not Putting 32% Spectrum For Auction
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19 Nov,2012 11:44 IST

2G: SC Slams Govt For Not Putting 32% Spectrum For Auction

Supreme Court pulled up the central government for being 'casual' in handling 2G spectrum case before it
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Supreme Court on 19 November' 2012 pulled up the central government for being 'casual' in handling 2G spectrum case before it. Justice Singhvi said that the top most priority of the apex court is to ensure compliance of its February 2012 order by the Department of Telecommunication (DoT).
 
The Supreme Court slammed the government for not auctioning 32% of the spectrum vacated as a result of 122 licenses being cancelled in February. The court's question assumes significance, given that the 2G spectrum auction last week was a damp squib.
 
Justice Singhvi went on to say that when government was seeking time; it should have informed the Supreme Court that only a part of the spectrum will be auctioned. Singhvi said that it is unfair on the part of the government to not represent facts correctly.
 
Refusing to accept the government's affidavit filed by an under secretary-level officer in the 2G case, SC directed centre to submit one within two days. The submission must happen by the DoT secretary, the court said.
 
The next hearing in the 2G case will take place on Friday. 

(PTI)

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