New Delhi: Two reports of the high-level
Shunglu Committee on alleged irregularities in Commonwealth
Games projects and conduct of the mega sporting event are
being examined by the Prime Minister`s Office for appropriate
follow up action.
Officials said that the two reports received by the
PMO on March 28 and 29 respectively are "under examination".
So far, the Shunglu Committee has submitted six reports on CWG
to the Government.
The 361-page report on Games venues has found a loss
of over Rs 1,600 crore in construction and renovation of
venues for the Games by different government agencies.
It has blamed senior officials of civic and
construction government agencies like Central Public Works
Department (CPWD), Delhi Development Authority (DDA), Public
Works Department (PWD), New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and
RITES among others for inordinate delays, inflated prices and
rigged tender process.
The Committee found Rs 800 crore as cost of delay in
completing construction of all the games and training venues
across the national capital and said that financial oversight
by different agencies resulted in undue gain of over Rs 250
crore to contractors.
It said that there was an estimated Rs 574 crore of
"wasteful expenditure" on certain types of assets. "It appears
as if to economise was criminal and to splurge was civil," the
Committee had said in its report. In its 103 pages sixth report on "organisation and
conduct of CWG 2010", the Committee found managerial lapses
and blamed sacked Chairman of Organising Committee Suresh
Kalmadi, lodged in Tihar jail in connetion with alleged CWG
graft, for setting up a "sham" committee with much lesser
accountability and transparency.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had on October 25 last
year appointed the high level committee under the chairmanship
of former Comptroller and Auditor General V K Shunglu to
investigate and report all irregularities in executing various
projects by several government agencies during the Games held
here between October 3-14 last year.
The Committee has submitted a total of six reports to
the PMO. The first findings on Host Broadcasting was given to
the PMO on January 29, second on Commonwealth Games
Village (March 7), third on city infrastructure was submitted
on March 18 and fifth on Organising Committee was given on
March 28, pointing out alleged wrong doings.