The high power review committee tasked by the government to review the controversial agreement between Antrix Corporation and Devas Multimedia Private Ltd submitted its report to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday.
According to a PMO press release, the Prime Minister has referred the report to the Cabinet Secretary for examination and asked him to make recommendations on follow up actions within 15 days.
The committee, consisting of the former Cabinet Secretary, B.K. Chaturvedi, and Professor Roddam Narasimha, was asked to go into all aspects of the satellite deal in which the private company was given virtually exclusive rights to S-band spectrum. The committee's mandate included suggesting correctives and improvements and changes in the processes and procedures followed by Antrix, ISRO and the Department of Space and fixing responsibility for lapses, if any. The Antrix-Devas deal was scrapped last month following a decision of the Cabinet Committee on Security.