Delhi govt to give report on Shunglu panel findings to Centre

The Delhi govt will file a detailed report to the Centre by end of this month as response to the findings of the Shunglu Committee which had blamed CM Sheila Dikshit for alleged irregularities in certain CWG projects.

Last Updated: Apr 18, 2011, 23:04 PM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi government will file a
detailed report to the Centre by end of this month as response
to the findings of the Shunglu Committee which had blamed
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for alleged irregularities in
certain CWG projects.

"We will send the report by end of this month," Dikshit
said today, replying to a question.

The city government, which already rejected the findings
of the PM-appointed 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 government is now preparing a detailed report in
response to the Shunglu committee findings.

The Prime Minister`s Office earlier this month had
referred the Shunglu Committee findings on alleged
irregularities by certain Delhi government departments to the
Home Ministry for further action.

The city government has already asked officials whose
names figure in the Shunglu Committee report to submit their
response in writing to the government as soon as possible.

The Home Ministry is likely to seek reply from Lt
Governor Tejendra Khanna and Dikshit and other agencies
concerned, held responsible by Shunglu panel for lack of
oversight and decisions that led to cost escalation.

The administration of Delhi comes under the control of
the Home Ministry.

PTI