2G scam: Govt to issue show cause notices to 119 telcos

Tuesday, 30 November 2010, 02:40 Hrs
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New Delhi: Under attack for alleged 1.76 lakh crore scam in allocation of spectrum, the government today said over half a dozen operators would be asked as to why their licences should not be canceled for suppression of facts and missing out on roll-out obligations.

The show-cause notices for a total of 119 licences would be based on the list of licencees, as pointed out by the CAG, that were ineligible to get licences due to misinformation furnished by them, and telecom regulator TRAI's recommendation for failing to meet the roll-out obligation.

Announcing the strong government action, new Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal declined to name the licence holders.

However, CAG had listed out licences given to new operators, including Unitech, Videocon, S-Tel, Loop and Swan.

TRAI also pointed lapses in licences held by theses apart from few others while recommending their cancellation.
Source: PTI
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