PAC to probe into 'actual' 2G loss figures; summons RP Singh


2G Spectrum Scam
New Delhi, Oct 31: With the 2G spectrum scam spiralling to inimaginable proportions, the latest controversy is regarding the estimation of the loss caused to the country's exchequer. With regards to the same, the Parliament's Public Accounts Committee that is looking into the scam has summoned Auditor RP Singh who was one of the prominent figure who pegged the loss at Rs 2,645 crore unlike the previously estimated loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore. He will appear in court on Monday.

Singh will primarily be summoned to ascertain on how he arrived at the figures and if he stands by his earlier claim. There are reports that he had written a fresh letter to the PAC stating that he agreed with the calculated losses. Sources have claimed that that answers will be sought on his heated exchanges with fellow auditors.

Certain media channels had reported that Singh had written to deputy CAG Rekha Gupta citing that he was being unfairly targetted by his superiors.

Singh was the former Director General of Audit (Post and Telecommunications) and also the lead auditor in 2G spectrum allocation that disputed the loss figure of Rs 1.76 lakh crore. He said the losses were in the tune of Rs 2,645 crore only. The CAG later revised the losses to Rs 1.76 lakh crore in its submitted report. 

Singh, also mentioned in the letter to the PAC that an RTI application had sought copies of correspondence between him and office of the CAG. He has also forwarded the draft audit report and other related documents to the PAC.

The PAC meet that was scheduled to be held today (Oct 31) was cancelled after Congress members created a ruckus at the venue. The Finance Secretary and the Economic Secretary was supposed to have explained their views on the controversial 2G note in the meet. 

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