Raja ignored Prime Minister's advice, says CAG

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New Delhi, Nov.17 (ANI): The Comptroller and Auditor General report has said that the then Telecom Minister A Raja had ignored the advice of the Prime Minister besides those of ministries of Law and Finance in the 2G spectrum allocation and caused a huge revenue loss to the Government.

The Deputy CAG Rekha Gupta said that due diligence was not followed and even the recommendations of the telecom regulator TRAI were not followed in spirit.

The Government auditor said a stressed on the need for a fair and transparent allocation of spectrum was out by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh while the ministry of finance had sought for the decision regarding spectrum pricing to be considered by an EGoM. (ANI)

The CAG report tabled in Parliament indicates that the entire process of allocation of Unified Access Service licences lacked transparency and was undertaken in "an arbitrary, unfair and inequitable manner, flouting every canon of financial propriety, rules and procedures." (ANI)

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