New Delhi: The Home Ministry is yet to go
through the voluminous response of the Delhi Government on
Shunglu panel findings which had indicted Chief Minister
Sheila Dikshit and several top officials for alleged
irregularities in CWG projects.
"I believe it was received the day before yesterday. I
have not had yet the chance to read the report. I think it is
a voluminous report," Home Minister P Chidambaram said,
replying to a question on the issue.
The report, prepared by a three-member committee of
top officials, gives paragraph-wise response of the
observation made by the Shunglu panel while trashing all
its findings, arguing that they were based on "presumptions"
The Home Ministry in April had sent the report
of the Shunglu Committee to Delhi government, asking it to
file a detailed response to the findings within a month.
Officials said the city Government has rejected the
whole report as it is based on "presumptions" and
"assumptions" without verification of the facts.
Besides holding various agencies, including the PWD,
responsible for irregularities, the Shunglu Committee had
blamed Dikshit for alleged bungling in various Games projects.
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
The administration of Delhi, being an Union Territory,
comes under the control of the Home Ministry.