The government will not challenge the Supreme Court decision to cancel 122 telecoms licences, Telecom Secretary R. Chandrashekhar said on Wednesday.

“We are not looking at challenging the cancellation of the licences per se,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a Ficci event in New Delhi. “By the end of this week, we expect to be able to take the key decisions... all the legal options that are on the table at this point,” he added.

The government is said to be toying with the idea of making a Presidential Reference on the issue if it decides not to file a review petition.

The government has one month from the date of the Supreme Court judgement (February 2) to file a review petition and Mr. Chandrashekhar said a decision will be taken before that.

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