Highlights of the Supreme Court of India’s Judgements in the 2 G Spectrum Allocation Case

In the 2 G Spectrum Allocation Cases, the Supreme Court of India :-

  • Cancelled 122 -2 G Licenses granted by former telecom minister A Raja in January 2008 on first -serve basis
  • Refused to direct CBI to probe the alleged role of Home Minister P. Chidambaram in the case and asks trial court to decide on the matter within 2 weeks
  • Held that Licence for 2 G Spectrum were granted in arbitrary and unconstitutional manner
  • Imposed a fine of Rs 5 Crores each on 3 Telecom companies which offloaded their shares after getting the licenses,
  • Directed the ‘Regulator TRAI’- to make fresh recommendations of TRAI within a month,
  • Directed that the allocation to be done through auction within four months and
  • Asked CBI to give status reports on investigation to CVC.
The following are among the companies whose licenses cancelled :

  • UNINOR (22)
  • LOOP (21)
  • ETISALAT-DB (15)
  • S TEL (6)
  • VIDEOCON (21)
  • IDEA (9) and
  • TATA (3)

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