2G Scam | 1 November 2011

2G Scam | 1 November 2011

The Times of India

Controversial 2G note issued at PMO’s behest: Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi: The controversial finance ministry note on 2G spectrum allocation that created a political storm by suggesting that the then finance minister P Chidambaram could have prevented the scam by insisting on auction of spectrum was drafted after detailed consultations with the PMO and the Cabinet Secretariat, and issued only because of the PMO’s "insistence", although the "DEA (Department of Economic Affairs in the finance ministry) was not in favour of sending the note". (Read story)

India Today

Pranab Mukherjee blames PMO officials for 2G note on Chidambaram

New Delhi: Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee has blamed senior officials at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the Cabinet Secretariat for formally circulating the controversial 2G note that had questioned the role of then finance minister P. Chidambaram in the spectrum allocations and created an uproar. (Read story)

Daily News & Analysis

Congress disrupts PAC meeting

New Delhi: Stumped by their own googly to discredit the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in the 2G case, Congress MPs on Monday created a ruckus to stall the proceedings of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). They also prevented re-examining of the witnesses before the PAC. (Read story)

Economic Times

Views of DoT incorporated, says CAG

New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor-General has said that it has incorporated views of the Department of Telecom in its 2G report. In its response to a notice from the Public Accounts Committee’s of Parliament, CAG has said that it never stopped Director General (Audit) RP Singh from seeking DoT’s comments for preparing the report. (Read story)