Telecom EGoM to be held within couple of days: Pawar

The meeting of the EGoM was to decide on auction of telecom spectrum.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: July 2, 2012 1:39 pm

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

The meeting of the EGoM,the first after Pranab Mukherjee

resigned as the Finance Minister to contest Presidential election,was to decide on auction of telecom spectrum.

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

The EGoM had to be reconstituted after exit of 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 Mukherjee did not want to sit on a judgement on such an important issue as he was entering Presidential race.

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

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