The Supreme Court on Friday admitted the government’s petition seeking review of its judgment in the 2G licence issue pertaining to allocation of natural resources only through bidding process.
The apex court also clarified that there was no stay on the cancellation of licences. The government also clarified that it was not seeking to challenge the cancellations.
On February 2 this year, the apex Court had cancelled 122 wireless mobile service licences held by various telecom operators because of the manner of their allotment and directed the government to hold auctions to distribute the 2G licences.
“Issue of extension of cancelled licenses will be dealt with when DoT’s application for extending the auction deadlines is heard,” the Court said.
The court also issued notices to non-governmental organization Centre for Public Interest Litigation and Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on the central government’s review plea.
However, it refused to issue notices to telecom companies affected by its verdict in 2G case that were on the Centre’s review petition. Both Uninor and Sistema have filed plea for allowing extension of license.
It has set the next hearing of the government’s review petition on the May 1.