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Updated: April 7, 2011 14:54 IST

JPC invites suggestions, views on telecom licenses, spectrum

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JPC chairman P.C. Chacko in New Delhi. File Photo
The Hindu JPC chairman P.C. Chacko in New Delhi. File Photo

The Joint Parliamentary Committee examining the telecom policies on grant of licenses and spectrum on Thursday invited suggestions from the public in general, experts and organisations on the issue.

The Committee, headed by Congress MP P.C. Chacko, has sought views and suggestions from various stakeholders on the subject within two weeks.

The JPC has also asked those willing to appear before the committee to specifically indicate so. However, the Committee’s decision in this regard would be final.

Those desirous of submitting Memoranda to the Committee may send two copies either in English or in Hindi containing their views and suggestions on the subject, within two weeks from today, a JPC statement said.

The suggestions should be strictly in accordance with the terms of reference of the Committee and be sent to Director (TLS) Lok Sabha Secretariat, Room No.004, Basement, Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi-110 001 in a sealed cover.

The Memoranda can also be e-mailed at jpctls-lss@sansad.nic.in or can be faxed to 011-2309 3919.

It said the suggestions would form part of the records of the Committee and would be treated as strictly confidential and the contents would not divulged to anyone, as such an act would constitute a ‘breach of privilege’ of the Committee.

The 30-member JPC, which has been asked to give its report on the issue by the end of the next session of the Parliament, was formed last month after a prolonged stalemate in both the Houses over the 2G scam.

The committee will look into the telecom policy pursued from 1998 to 2009 including the allocation and pricing of telecom licences and spectrum and examine irregularities and aberrations, if any and the consequences of their implementation.

The first meeting of the JPC was held on March 24. The Committee is scheduled to meet next on May 18.

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