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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

2G Spectrum Scam: JPC begins quizzing former telecom secretary!
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July 27, 2011 / PTI, New Delhi / DC.

The Joint Parliamentary Committee probing the 2G spectrum allocation scam on Wednesday started questioning a former telecom secretary who had served during the initial years of the NDA rule.
A.V. Gokak, who served as telecom secretary between November 1996 and August 1998, appeared before the JPC headed by Congress leader P.C. Chacko in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation scam.
A committee member said he was questioned about the telecom policy being pursued by the then government with regard to cellular operators.
On Thursday, the JPC will record evidence of Gokak’s successor Anil Kumar, who served as telecom secretary between August 1998 and February 2000.
The NDA government had unveiled a migration policy in June 1999 during Kumar’s tenure, allowing cellular operators to move from fixed licence fee regime to revenue-sharing model.

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