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2G Spectrum Scam: Government introduced TETRA without assessment - CAG!!

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August 5, 2011 / IANS, New Delhi / DC.

The Delhi government's decision to introduce the Terrestrial Trunk Radio (TETRA) communication service during the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) was ill-conceived as it was done without proper assessment, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) said in its report on Friday.
Without proper assessment of the requirements of Delhi Police and other agencies as well as the replacement of existing networks with TETRA, the government planned to use this communication system, the report said.
The decision to introduce TETRA was taken in September 2008 and suggestions were asked from different agencies in October 2008.
The CAG report, tabled in parliament on Friday, said the government decided to introduce a TETRA network for the Games after seeing Beijing Olympics 2008, and awarded the contract to HCL-Motorola at Rs99.81 crore for an 87-month period -- covering not only the Games period but also a seven-year legacy period.
"The decision to extend TETRA for legacy use for seven years was ill-conceived," the report said.

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