New Delhi: A high-level committee appointed to probe alleged irregularities in the controversial S-Band spectrum deal between Devas Multimedia and Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) commercial arm Antrix Corporation has completed its task, according to ISRO. The organisation informed new agency PTI in response to an RTI a query filed by the agency.
After a scandal came out into the open early this year, prime minister Manmohan Singh constituted a five-member high level team on 31 May, under the chairmanship of former Central Vigilance Commissioner, Pratyush Sinha, to examine various aspects of the controversial agreement between Antrix and Devas.
The team was also asked to identify the acts of "omission and commission" by government officials in signing the deal.
"The committee has completed its work," ISRO said in a reply to the RTI query, adding that investigations were being carried out on the basis of the committee's report.
The team was formed following the findings of a two-member high powered review committee, constituted by the PMO on 10 February 2011, to review the technical, commercial, procedural and financial aspects of the S-Band deal.
The review committee, comprising BK Chaturvedi, member, Planning Commission, also a former cabinet secretary, and Prof Roddam Narasimha, member, Space Commission, had submitted its report on 12 March this year.