File photo of former Telecom Minister Andimuthu Raja being produced at Patiala House court in New Delhi in connection with the 2G scam. Padeep Gaur/Mint

Former director general, audit, R.P. Singh, told the joint parliamentary committee that his assessment had been Rs2,645 crore, against the figure of Rs1.76 trillion crore mentioned in the CAG report.

According to a person familiar with the development, Singh said he had cited the lower figure on 31 May, 2010, but was asked to sign a report that contained the higher figure on 19 July in line with orders from CAG headquarters.

Singh’s submission came amid reports of divisions within the audit agency over the 2G report.