Delhi govt to file response to Shunglu report by next week

By next week, Delhi government will file a detailed response on Shunglu Committee findings to Home Ministry which has asked it to explain its position and the action taken on the report on alleged CWG irregularities.

Updated: May 11, 2011, 22:53 PM IST

New Delhi: By next week, Delhi government
will file a detailed response on Shunglu Committee findings to
Home Ministry which has asked it to explain its position and
the action taken on the report that indicted Chief Minister
Sheila Dikshit for alleged CWG irregularities.

"We will send our response on Shunglu committee
findings to the Union Home Ministry by next week," a top
official of Delhi Government told agency.
The Home Ministry last month had sent the report of
the Shunglu Committee to Delhi government, asking it to file a
detailed response to the findings of the PM-appointed panel
within a month.

Besides holding various agencies including the PWD
responsible for irregularities, the Shunglu Committee had
blamed Dikshit for alleged bunglings in various Games
projects.

The city government, which already rejected the
findings of the panel as a "product of paranoia", had sent a
brief report to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last month,
trashing the report.

In the brief report, the government had rejected
almost all the findings of the panel and instead accused it of
deliberately choosing to adopt a logic of "convenience" in
finding corruption in every policy and every tender of the
government.
The city government has already asked officials whose
names figure in the Shunglu Committee report to submit their
response in writing to the government.

The Shunglu Committee has submitted six reports on
broadcasting, Games Village, city infrastructure, Games
venues, Organising Committee and Main Report -- Organisation
and Conduct of CWG 2010.

The report on city infrastructure was referred to the
Home Ministry by the PMO for appropriate action on the queries
raised by the Shunglu panel in works done by the city
government-controlled departments.

The administration of Delhi, being the Union
Territory, comes under the control of Home Ministry.

PTI