The Telecom Commission has cleared state-run Telecommunication Consultants of India's plan to exit Bharti Hexacom, a subsidiary of Sunil Mittal-founded Bharti AirtelBSE 8.66 %, to raise cash to meet its capital expenditure needs. A board member of Telecommunication Consultants (TCIL) said the company will shortly appoint an independent advisor to recommend a reserve price for its 30 per cent stake in Bharti Hexacom. "If the new reserve price is cleared by Telecom Commission, the advisor will invite bids later this year from potential buyers of TCIL's 30 per cent holding in Hexacom," the board member told ET on condition of anonymity. Bharti Airtel, which has the first right of refusal, did not reply to ET's query on whether it is open to buying out TCIL's 30 per cent stake. Two years ago, consultant Deloitte had set a Rs 1,800-crore base price for TCIL's 30 per cent stake, which the then cabinet secretary KM Chandrasekhar had dismissed "as too low", following which the company's exit plans from Bharti Hexacom had come a cropper.