The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on Telecom is expected to meet today, 28th November. It is also reported that the meeting may consider the question of another auction for the spectrum in the new year.

It seems that the last auction of spectrum was a well planned drama by the government and the private telecom companies. The Supreme Court had given directions for all the available spectrum to be auctioned. Then why the government has put to auction only a small portion of the spectrum?  As the Supreme court has questioned yesterday, why all the spectrum was not auctioned? It is clear that all the private companies have organised a cartel to ensure that the auction is failed.

The government’s intentions are really suspect. It has to explain.