Centre playing with our 2G order: SC
The apex court pulled up the Centre for restricting the the sale of spectrum and sought an explanation for not putting on auction the entire radiowaves cancelled by it on February 2.
"We can tell you clearly that you are not implementing our order but prima facie playing with our order," the bench of justices G S Singhvi and K S Radhakrishanan said while asking the government to explain on next date of hearing on November 19 when the court will reopen after Diwali.
"You are required to put spectrum of all 22 service areas cancelled by us on auction," the bench said, adding, "We are very clear that in terms of our direction you have to undertake the exercise for grant of licences for 2G spectrum in all the 22 circles".
The bench wanted to know why the Centre has not informed it during the last ten months after its order was passed on February 2 since the case has been taken up for hearing many times.
"We always believed that you are implementing our order in letter and spirit," the bench said and remarked in a lighter vein, "We have not so far started forgetting things".
The bench, however, made it clear the auction process which is scheduled for November 12 will go on.
While the Addition Solicitor General A S Chandhiok was making