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Courts verdicts on 2G will not curtail JPC’s role: Chacko
TT Correspondent |  |  15 Feb 2012

The chairman of Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) PC Chacko on Tuesday said that the Supreme Court order canceling 122 spectrum licences will not curtail its role or minimize its significance.


“It will have no bearing on our task to advice future governments on pricing and telecom policy," he said while addressing the media.


He said that JPC will continue with the task of examining the role of various ministries on policy formulation and the implementation despite the verdicts of the Supreme Court and the High Court.


He said this while responding to question whether the trail court verdict giving a clean chit to the Home Minister P Chidambaram would influence the JPC which is examining the controversial finance ministry note which suggested that Chidambaram could have pushed for the auction of the precious spectrum.


But despite the court judgment on Chidambaram, some of the JPC members are insisting on summoning him. Chacko said that JPC on the basis of the material available will decide whether a minister or official should be summoned or not.


Meanwhile the economic affairs secretary R Gopalan on Tuesday appeared before JPC for the fourth time in three months to be questioned on an inter-ministerial note.


While responding to queries of the JPC members on the certain facts missing in the finance ministry note, Gopalan said that all the documents were not available to them at the time it was prepared.

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15 Feb 2012(IST)  
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