Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar will head a high-power ministerial panel tasked with the onus of deciding on auction of telecom spectrum, a top DoT official said here on Friday.
To decide spectrum auction on July 2
The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) has been reconstituted after Pranab Mukherjee, who was heading it, resigned as Finance Minister to contest the Presidential elections. “The EGoM will now be headed by Mr. Pawar,” Telecom Secretary R. Chandrashekhar said, adding that the panel was scheduled to meet on Monday to decide on issues relating to auction of telecom spectrum.
The EGoM meeting was scheduled for June 21 but was deferred as Mr. Mukherjee did not want to sit on a judgment on such an important issue as he is entering the Presidential race. According to official sources, decisions taken by earlier EGoM will not be changed as the government is in continuation.