The Prime Minister was empowered to constitute an EGoM
." Maintaining that it was not his view that the Law Ministry's opinion was "out of context", he said this was the Department of Telecommunications's (DoT) view which was arrived at after due consultation with its Member (Technology) and Deputy Director General (AS).
New Delhi, June 1 ( ANI ): Congress leader Meem Afzal described prime minister Narendra Modi doing away with Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoMs
) and Groups of Ministers (GoMs) as a move to centralise power in his hands.
At this juncture, there is a need to take a step back and evaluate as to why the EGoM
(Empowered Group of Ministers) referred the whole matter of Spectrum Pricing for Auctions to the TRAI in the first place.
Chidambaram now heads seven out of the 15 Group of Ministers (GoM) and two Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoMs
), followed by Defence Minister A K Antony who chairs three EGoMs
and four GoMs.
Government sources said that the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM
) may likely hold a meeting to discuss LPG and fuel prices on June 1.
"We have given a set of options, but EGoM
will take a view because all the time we cannot take politically pleasant decisions," the source said.
may also consider facilitating termination of existing regassified-liquefied natural gas contracts of urea plants so that it can be substituted with cheaper D6 gas to bring down the government s fertiliser subsidy.
The Prime Minister has chosen to abolish to a GOM and EGOM
; it is their internal matter.
Stressing the need for fixing 'realistic reserve prices', Director General of GSMA Anne Bouverot urged the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM
) to make the final decision on the spectrum pricing on the basis of promoting investment.
The whole EGOM
is working out to find out modalities," Scindia told reporters here.
The decisions were approved by an Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM
) on drought, headed by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar.
Reddy also made it clear that no dates were fixed yet for convening the meeting of the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM
) on fuel that regulates diesel, kerosene and LPG prices.