CAG cannot be the only basis for cancellation of 2G

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today made it clear that the CAG report cannot be the only basis for cancellation of licenses for the 2G Spectrum and any decision taken by the government on the issue will be subject to the outcome of the petitions pending before it.

"Everything they (government) do after filing of the petition, is subject to the outcome of the petitions," a bench comprising Justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly said.

"We do not know what they are doing. But if they do, it is subject to the outcome of our order," the bench said.

The remarks by the bench came on the plea by an NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) which was seeking a direction to the government for restraining it from regularising the license of the telecom companies which failed to meet the roll-out obligations.

NGO`s counsel Prashant Bhushan said that the government was regularising the licenses of the companies by imposing penalties on the companies.

The bench further said, "If the licenses are going to be cancelled, it cannot be cancelled only on the basis of the CAG report."