Joint Parliamentary Committee

  • JPC adopts 2G case report, 16 members in favour, 11 against September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Joint Parliamentary Committee on Friday adopted its controversial draft report on the 2G spectrum allocation case which gave a clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram. Sixteen members voted in favour of the report and 11 against the report, said JPC Chairman...
  • New JPC members' row disrupts Rajya Sabha August 29, 2013

    The Rajya Sabha was on Thursday adjourned for the day after protests over adoption of a motion to appoint two members to the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on 2G spectrum. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla moved the motion regarding the appointment to examine matters related to allocation and...
  • Telangana issue: TDP for JPC, expresses anguish over Andhra bifurcation August 23, 2013

    TDP on Friday demanded in Rajya Sabha that a Joint Parliamentary Committee be set up to look into Telangana issue and expressed anguish over the impact of the decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Y S Chowdhary (TDP) regretted that there was no response from the...
  • Summoning Raja before JPC 'unconstitutional': Chacko May 16, 2013

    Thrissur: JPC Chairman PC Chacko has said it will be "unconstitutional" to summon former Telecom Minister A Raja, prime accused in the 2G spectrum case, before the Joint Parliamentary Committee to take evidence, as it would be an "infringement" of Article 20 of the Constitution. "Article 20 (iii) of the Constitution...
  • 2G: LS approves extension of JPC till the end of Monsoon Session May 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha has approved the extension of the term of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on 2G scam till the end of Monsoon Session. The Monsoon Session is likely to begin around July 23. Facing a combined Opposition and allegations of bias, the chairman of JPC, PC Chacko...
  • 2G: Chacko to move resolution for extension of JPC beyond May 10 May 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Chairman of the joint Parliamentary Committee on the 2G scam PC Chacko is likely to move a resolution in the Lok Sabha seeking extension of the JPC beyond the Budget Session. Sources say that the BJP has agreed to the extension of the JPC beyond May 10. After Lok...
  • 2G JPC may meet on Tuesday May 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on 2G scam is likely to meet on Tuesday to decide on the "future course of action" amid possibility of it seeking a fresh extension of tenure to adopt the controversial draft report. After Lok Sahba Speaker Meira Kumar expressed her inability to remove...
  • 2G: There is no provision to remove JPC chief, says Chacko April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: As the deadlock in Parliament continues, Joint Parliamentary Committee Chairperson PC Chacko has said that the government is not stubborn, but too soft on the Opposition. He said that the date for the meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Committee meeting on the 2G scam will be decided on...
  • 2G report leaked by someone from JPC, I'm not responsible for it: Chacko April 29, 2013

    JPC Chairman PC Chacko, whose removal has been sought by some panel members, said he would have considered resigning if the demand had come to him directly instead of Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar being approached for his ouster. Chacko was speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate. Here is the...
  • Would've thought of quitting if asked directly: Chacko April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: JPC Chairman PC Chacko, whose removal has been sought by some panel members, says he would have considered resigning if the demand had come to him directly instead of Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar being approached for his ouster. "If they had come and told me 'you resign',...
  • Chacko hits out at Oppn for asking Speaker to sack him April 26, 2013

    The Chairman of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on 2G scam and Congress MP, PC Chacko, has hit out at the Opposition for asking the Speaker to sack him. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, he charged them with playing a political game by going to the Speaker with their...
  • 2G scam: Raja insists he be allowed to depose before JPC April 26, 2013

    As the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on 2G scam stays divided with opposition members asking for PC Chacko's resignation, former telecom minister A Raja insists he should be allowed to depose. ...
  • 2G: JPC meeting postponed, likely to take place next week April 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The Joint Parliamentary Committee meeting on the 2G scam that was scheduled for Thursday has been postponed. JPC Chairperson PC Chacko said that the next date of the meeting will be finalised after consulting other members. The meeting is likely to take place next week, Chacko said. This came...
  • 2G case: BJP may present own report on JPC findings April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has trashed the draft JPC report on the 2G spectrum case and will most likely present its own report on the probe panel's findings, sources said on Tuesday. The sources said that the main opposition party will seek rejection of the draft report. The...
  • DMK seeks removal of Chacko as chairman of JPC committee April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The DMK on Monday sought the removal of PC Chacko as chairman of the Joint Parliamentary Committee examining the 2G spectrum allocation, alleging that he had leaked the panel's draft report to the media. DMK leader TR Baalu said he had given a notice of breach of parliamentary privilege...
  • 2G scam: DMK readies dissenting note to draft JPC report April 22, 2013

    Chennai: DMK members of the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probing the allocation and pricing of 2G spectrum have readied their dissent note to the panel's draft report, said the party's parliamentary leader TR Baalu. He said the party would also demand the removal of PC Chacko as the JPC's chairman. "We...
  • Did everything in 2G allocation in consultation with PM: Raja April 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Former telecom minister A Raja accused in the 2G scam has said that he took all decisions in the spectrum allocation in consultation with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Responding to the Joint Parliamentary Committee clean chit to Manmohan Singh and then finance minister P Chidambaram, Raja said he...
  • 2G case: JPC gives clean chit to PM, P Chidambaram April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Joint Parliamentary Committee on the 2G spectrum scam on Thursday gave a clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram, saying that the duo was not informed of the change in policy by the then telecom minister A Raja. The JPC report said that...
  • If PM has nothing to hide, he should appear before JPC: BJP April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Responding to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's rejection of BJP's demand that he appear before the JPC in 2G spectrum allocation case, the opposition on Wednesday said if he has nothing to hide and since he had offered to depose before the PAC, he should not shy away from...
  • 2G: PM rejects BJP's charges, says let JPC decide whom to call April 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has rejected Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha's allegations in the 2G scam. The Prime Minister has also said that it is up to the Joint Parliamentary Committee to decide who has to be called for deposition. The Prime Minister in his reply to Yashwant...
  • 2G: Yashwant Sinha's letter to PM a political stunt, says Chacko April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Joint Parliamentary Committee Chairman PC Chacko has hit back at Bharatiya Janata Party leader for his letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the 2G scam. Chacko has said, "Yashwant Sinha's letter to the Prime Minister is a political stunt and against norms." "How can a member of the...
  • 2G: Yashwant Sinha says JPC chief is protecting PM April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has hit out at 2G Joint Parliamentary Committee Chairman PC Chacko again for not calling former telecom minister A Raja to depose. BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has demanded that former telecom minister A Raja be called to depose as he is equally culpable as...
  • 2G scam: Raja defends decision to bypass Law Ministry March 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Former telecom minister A Raja has defended the Telecom Ministry's decision to bypass the Law Ministry in seeking legal opinion of the then Solicitor General GE Vahanvati directly on 2G issue saying it was "perfectly permissible" to approach the law officer in certain cases. Raja told the Joint...
  • 2G: JPC gives Raja the option to given written explanation on charges March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) looking into the 2G scam has given former telecom minister A Raja the option of giving a written explanation on Attorney General GE Vahanvati's charges in the case. The explanation will be part of the JPC's records. The JPC report on the case...
  • Willing to appear before JPC as witness in 2G case: Raja February 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister A Raja on Saturday wrote to Speaker Meira Kumar demanding that he be allowed to appear before the Joint Parliamentary Committee which is probing the 2G scandal. Blamed for a number of issues in the 2G scam, Raja wants to tell his side of story. Raja's...
  • Chopper deal: Open to a JPC probe, says government February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath on Tuesday said that the government was open to a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe on the AgustaWestland chopper deal. A Central Bureau of Investigation team on Tuesday reached Milan in Italy to probe the allegations of kickbacks in the Rs 3,600 crore...
  • No need to call Unitech MD and CBI prosecutor: JPC chief February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Rejecting the need to call CBI public prosecutor AK Singh and Unitech MD Sanjay Chandra, who allegedly colluded in the 2G case, JPC chief PC Chacko said, "No need to call the persons who allegedly colluded. We have called the concerned persons. We cannot call everyone. The JPC...
  • No serious suggestion to call Unitech MD, CBI prosecutor: JPC chief February 12, 2013

    PC Chacko said that according to the CBI chief, the reports regarding allegations of collusion between its former prosecutor AK Singh and United MD Sanjay Chandra are correct. ...
  • Live: JPC to submit 2G case report by May 10 February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: 6:43 pm: The CBI chief was very worried following CNNIBN's expose, says PC Chacko. 6:41 pm: JPC chief PC Chacko says the parliamentary panel will submit the report on 2G case by May 10. "There is no need to call the ministers. We cannot call everyone. The JPC has...
  • 2G: 'CAG officer who prepared report was offered foreign posting' January 29, 2013

    New Delhi: In what is likely to foment more trouble for the Congressled UPA government, sources have said that former CAG official RP Singh has admitted before the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) that he recommended the name of one of the officers involved in preparing the 2G report for foreign...