The Centre has filed presidential reference in Supreme Court seeking its opinion on various issues arising from 2G judgement including whether all natural resources need to be mandatorily auctioned.
The 12-page reference signed by President Pratibha Patil raises 8 questions including one on the fate of those entities who have acquired 3G licences but their 2G licence have been cancelled by the apex court.
The President has also asked the SC’s opinion on the permissible scope of judicial interference in policy domain of government including the methods of disposal of natural resources.
The presidential reference also wants to know from the SC the fate of investments, including FDI ,if a policy decision of the government is cancelled by the court.
Earlier, the 2G reference was signed by President Pratibha Patil.
The Cabinet had approved the presidential refernce on Tuesday.
The government is seeking clarity on the apex court’s 2G judgement through the reference.
The Supreme Court had earlier refused to review its judgement which cancelled 2G licences and rejected govt’s policy of first-come-first-serve basis to give away spectrum.