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Joint Parliamentary Committee Submitted Report on 2G Spectrum to Lok Sabha Speaker

Oct 31, 2013 17:01 IST

Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on allocation and pricing of telecom licences and 2G Spectrum during 1998-2009 was submitted its report to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on 29 October 2013.

Joint Parliamentary Committee Recommendations

• The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on 2G spectrum has recommended a comprehensive audit of spectrum to ensure greater transparency in its allocations. It also suggested quantification of available spectrum for maximum utilization.

• In its report the Committee also underlined the need for amending the TRAI Act for harmonious balance between the Regulator and the Licensor.

• The Committee also recommended the review of policy and formation of stringent guidelines on allocation of additional spectrum.

The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) constituted on 4 March, 2011 to examine matters relating to Allocation and Pricing of Telecom Licences and Spectrum. The Joint Parliamentary Committee was headed by PC Chako and consists of 30 memebers ( 20 Loka Sabha MPs and 10 Rajya Sabha MPs).

Joint Parliamentary committee is an Ad hoc committee of the Indian parliament. The chairperson and the members of the committee will be appointed by Lok Sabha Speaker.

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