But the special court's verdict in the 2G spectrum allocation
case seems to indicate that the Opposition during the United Progressive Alliance, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party and seemingly motley crowd of Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal, barked up the wrong tree based on presumptions made by then Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai.
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Dec 23 (ANI): After the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court acquitted all the accused in the 2G spectrum allocation
case, the Shiv Sena on Saturday sought a reply from the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre on the alleged scam.
To ensure effective and equitable distribution and access to the spectrum, the combined entities will have to present a network integration plan to the authority which will indicate how they plan to relinquish parts of their total spectrum allocation
For example, an initial draft of the conclusions talked about "the importance of harmonising the rules on spectrum allocation
, while respecting spectrum as a source of national revenue".
Mittal, chief of Bharti Airtel, India's biggest mobile firm, was only last month personally dragged into the second-generation (2G) spectrum allocation
controversies that have shaken the country in recent years.
CongressaACAOs former ally DMK on Monday said that it would seek the removal of the chairman of Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on 2G spectrum allocation
Singh responded by saying that all "pertinent" documents related to 2G spectrum allocation
of 2008 were available with the JPC.
On November 9, 2012, the Supreme Court had held that no other court could entertain any petition in spectrum allocation
Political observers feel that even after CAG clarification, the government may still have lots of explaining to do over its controversial policy of allotment instead of auction -- the same route that was adopted in the 2G spectrum allocation
New Delhi: After he blamed the media for misinterpreting his comments that the Prime Minister and the former finance minister were in the know of the scandal-ridden spectrum allocation
, A Raja did a volte-face: In a submission to the CBI court, the jailed former telecom minister said the PM could have set up a group of ministers (GoM) to study spectrum allocation
issues, and since he did not, he could be held guilty of conspiracy and dereliction of duty.
The UMTS network deployment, which is reportedly the first in India, will commence once spectrum allocation
has been authorised by the necessary regulatory authority and licences have been obtained by the network operators.
Specifically, GAO examined the (1) characteristics of the current spectrum allocation
process for commercial uses; (2) impact of the assignment process--specifically the adoption of auctions to assign spectrum licenses--on end-user prices, infrastructure deployment, competition, and entry and participation of small businesses; and (3) options for improving spectrum management.