Basically explaining here that the courts (and the CAG by extension) should restrict their focus on only of improper implementation of an established policy. Not make policies themselves and establish wrongdoing that way. Auction canâ€™t be sole route, govt tells SC New Delhi, June 25 (PTI): The government today told the Supreme Court that â€œauction cannot be the only permissible method for disposal of natural resourcesâ€ and a uniform policy on their distribution was â€œneither practical nor can it subserve the common goodâ€. The Centre also said the allocation of natural resources was a policy matter and beyond the purview of judicial review. The submissions came in response to questions by the apex court on the Presidential Reference moved by the Centre seeking the courtâ€™s opinion on issues arising out of the 2G spectrum allocation judgment, including whether auctioning of natural resources in all sectors was mandatory. On the first-come-first-served policy, the government said: â€œUltimately, the method of allocation of natural resources, apart from being governed by the principles of fairness and transparency, should also take into account the dynamic concept of public interest, which also includes within its ambit the larger economic perspective and not merely financial gain.â€ According to the government, the desirability to have fairness and transparency in state auction does not lead to the conclusion that â€œauction is the only wayâ€ in which one can proceed further. â€œThe disposal and distribution of natural resources has to be made in accordance with the sector-specific requirement of each natural resource. The method of distribution of natural resource has to take into account the nature of natural resource and economic policy underlying the effective utilisation of such resource,â€ the Centre said. Citing apex court judgments that courts do not interfere with a policy decision only on the ground that another decision would be better, the Centre said: â€œThe formulation of policy of allocation cannot be static.â€ Maintaining that there was no single set of determining factors in the context of allocation of natural resources in the world, the government said the policy determining the appropriate method of allocation might be influenced by a variety of factors, such as economic interest of the Union/state, geo-political and industry-specific priorities and sector-specific goals that may require stock-taking at a policy level. The Centre added that â€œthe task of finding out the best possible method of distribution of natural resource is a matter which falls within the realm of policyâ€. â€œIt is purely a policy matter as to whether a particular method of distribution is suited to a particular natural resource,â€ the government said while maintaining that â€œthe principle that the state is bound to adopt the best method of disposal of natural resources is indisputable keeping in mind the constitutional principles of subservience of common good and the doctrine of public trustâ€. â€œHowever, the said principles do not bind the state in all circumstances to dispose of natural resources only by way of auction,â€ the Centre said in its arguments. A bench comprising Justices G.S. Singhvi and A.K. Ganguly had delivered a judgment on February 2, cancelling 122 telecom licences by holding the first-come-first-served policy as illegal and unconstitutional and directed that all natural resources should be allocated through â€œauctionâ€. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia will commence hearing from July 10 on the Presidential Reference on which notices were issued to state governments and industrial chambers Ficci and CII. The reference has also asked the court whether the verdict in the 2G case will have retrospective effect for radio waves granted since 1994.