Telecom EGoM meet to be held in next 2 days: Pawar

PTI New Delhi | Updated on November 16, 2017 Published on July 02, 2012

The Agriculture Minister and head of the ministerial panel on spectrum auction, Mr Sharad Pawar. (file photo)

A crucial meeting of the reconstituted Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM), scheduled for today, has been postponed, the Agriculture Minister and head of the ministerial panel, Mr Sharad Pawar, said.

The meeting of the EGoM, the first after Mr Pranab Mukherjee resigned as the Finance Minister to contest the Presidential election, was to decide on the auction of telecom spectrum.

“The meeting has been postponed because I have got some other work,” Mr Pawar told PTI here. “The meeting will be held either tomorrow or day after tomorrow.’’

The EGoM had to be reconstituted after the exit of Mr Mukherjee, who was heading it.

The panel was previously scheduled to meet on June 21 to decide on spectrum pricing and related issues but was deferred as Mr Mukherjee did not want to sit on a judgment on such an important issue as he was entering the Presidential race.

In February 2012, the Supreme Court cancelled 122 2G telecom licences issued during the tenure of former Telecom Minister, Mr A. Raja, and asked the Government to complete the spectrum auction by August 31.

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Published on July 02, 2012
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