Loss over 2G scam: Not Rs 1.76 lakh cr but Rs 2,645 cr?

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New Delhi, Sept 28: A report by Right to Information (RTI) believed to have unveiled a major goof-up in the report which was submitted by Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on total loss in 2G spectrum scam.

According to latest information, CAG's initial calculation showed that 2G spectrum scam costed the nation Rs 2,645 crore loss which is far less than it stated in its final reports - Rs 1.76 lakh crore.

The RTI notice, which was issued by an accused in the case, claimed that the CAG overruled its own auditor on 2G loss calculation.

According to sources, the issue of Unified Access Service (UAS) licences and allotment of 2G spectrum caused a loss of Rs 2,645 crore and not Rs 1.76 lakh crore.

Main CAG officials involved in 2G Audit might be summoned by the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) and might be asked to explain their decision and calculation over the loss which says 2G scam costed Rs 1.76 lakh crore.

However, the latest report also did not support the claim of Union telecom minister Kapil Sibal and other UPA ministers who have so far given a zero-loss argument to defend themselves in the second generation telecom scam.

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