The government has constituted a panel of secretaries under cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba to streamline the spectrum allocation process.

In addition, the panel will examine possibilities of making the auction of spectrum an annual calendar event. Further, it will also provide a clear road map of quantum as well as the frequency of spectrum on offer for commercial use in future.

Besides Gauba, the panel comprises the secretaries of home, defence, railways, telecom, I&B and department of space.

According to industry sources, the ambit of the panel may be widened in the future to include spectrum pricing issues.

The committee held its first meeting on October 12, 2020.