Government approved affidavit

Written by Sunil Jain | Updated: Dec 22 2010, 09:34am hrs
The affidavit filed by the telecom ministry in the Supreme Court in the 2G scandal, telecom secretary R Chandrashekhar told FE, had been approved by top law officers of the government. All affidavits are approved of by law officers, but high-profile ones are approved of by the Attorney General or the Solicitor General before they are submitted to the court, he said. This is important in the context of the Congress party reportedly asking for telecom minister A Rajas resignation. Apart from repeating the claims that existing policy had been followed, the affidavit says the role of the judiciary in examining policy-making is highly restricted. Chandrashekhar also clarified that his letter to the CAG saying it could not examine government policy was based on an opinion that had been approved of by the law ministry.