“I definitely had said that loss figures are on the basis of presumptions. It is his report. I am his junior officer. He wrote me to sign the report and send it. So I sent it,” RP Singh, Ex-DG, CAG told ANI.
Singh said that the final 2G spectrum report by the CAG is debatable and disputable. “CAG has said in his final report that the loss figures are presumptive and it can be debated, questioned and disputed. So there are no actual losses he has reported and he himself has agreed on this. I also subscribe to his views that the report is debatable and questionable,” added RP Singh.
Reacting to the claims made by RP Singh, Congress spokesperson and the information and broadcasting minister Manish Tiwari asked who is responsible for putting Rs 1.76 lakh crore loss figure in the CAG report.
"The issues raised by R P Singh, former DG, P&T, in CAG are very germane. What is extremely important is that in May 2010 when the draft report was prepared the loss was quantified at Rs 2,645 crore but in November 2010 when the report was presented in Parliament this loss jumped to Rs 1.76 lakh crore. How did this leap of faith take place? Who is responsible for inflating the presumptive 2G loss figure in the report? This is the issue which CAG needs to address," Tiwari told reporters.
Singh also said that he along with his team visited PAC Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi many times to assist him in preparing his report on 2G spectrum allocation on behalf of PAC. “My Team was visiting him (Murli Manohar Joshi) when he was finalizing panel's (PAC) report (on 2G spectrum)”, said Singh.
Tiwari has asked PAC chairman Murli Manohar Joshi to clarify his stand on the issues being raised by RP Singh.