New Delhi: The congress-led UPA on Thursday announced a 30-member Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to examine ”policy prescriptions and their interpretation” by successive governments in the allocation and pricing of telecom licences and spectrum from 1998 to 2009.
The JPC, which has 20 MPs from Lok Sabha and 10 members from the Rajya Sabha, will also examine irregularities and aberrations in the implementation of decisions and policy during the same period and will recommend appropriate procedures for implementation of laid down policy.
Among the Lok Sabha MPs who will be part of the committee, eight are from Congress and four from BJP.
The members are V Kishore, Chandra Deo, Paban Singh Ghatowar, Jai Prakash Agarwal, Deepender Singh Hooda, P.C Chacko, Manish Tewari, Nirmal Khatri, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury from Congress. T.R Baalu (DMK), Kalyan Banerjee (Trinamool Congress), Jaswant Singh, Yashwant Sinha, Harin Pathak, Gopinath Munde from BJP. Sharad Yadav (JD-U), Dara Singh Chauhan (BSP), Akhilesh Yadav (SP), Gurudas Dasgupta (CPI), Arjun Charan Sethi (BJD) and M Thambi Durai (AIADMK)
Speaker Meira Kumar will nominate one among the members as chairman of the JPC. The report of the committee will be presented by the end of monsoon session of parliament.