August 12, Hyderabad : The union cabinet has fixed the base price for 5 megahertz of 2 G spectrum at Rs.14000 lac crore for the upcoming auction. This latest price fixing justifies the Controller and Auditor General’s Rs. Rs1.76 lac crore upper-end loss calculations for 2008 2 G spectrum sale. This amply exposes the hollowness and mischievous claims and rhetoric of the cabinet Ministers particularly unabashed Kapil Sibal that the loss is notional and presumptive. They have questioned the competency and integrity of the C.A.G at arriving at the figure of Rs.1.76 lac crore loss to the exchequer.
The latest fixing of the price confirms that spectrum was as valuable in 2008 as it is now. This should shut the mouths of the vicious cabinet ministers who vociferously tried to dupe the public that high spectrum costs would lead to higher tariffs. So they have taken the plank of helping the aam admi for gifting away invaluable spectrum dirt cheap to the pliable corporates.
The tariffs didn’t go up in 2010 after the 3 G auctions, they would not have gone up in 2008 nor will it through the latest sales.
NAPM condemns the irresponsible group of ministers for cheating the people of the country by trying to cover up the mega scam of their government. And the way the bunch has undermined the constitutional body is unpardonable. They have bent on tarnishing the impeccable image of the C.A.G with obvious malafide intentions.
The C.A.G. has withstood the onslaught t of the imbecile group of minister’s idiosyncrasies and has come out clean and has established its credentials to the joy and applause of the entire nation.
We salute the Controller and Auditor General for his excellent work without fear and favor. And the recent C.A.G report it has indicted the coal ministry of the loss to the tune of Rs.100000 crore due to biased allotment of the coal mines. And again the cabinet did not table it in the parliament though it is statutory. With the last few institutions left unaffected like C.A.G the badly battered Indian ship is able to sail through, through the turbulent waters called Indian executive, bureaucracy and legislature.
NAPM’s demand immediate apology of the group of ministers to the C.A.G and the Nation for their wayward behaviour.
Sandeep Pandey, Arundhati Dharu, B.Ramakrishnam Raju, Gabriele Dietrich, Sister Celia, Sudhir Vombatkere,Faisal Khan, Madhuresh Kumar, Saraswati Kavula.