CVC seeks financial details of works done by govt departments

As part of efforts to check corruption, the Central Vigilance Commission has sought by early next month financial details of works carried out by different departments during the year for its scrutiny.

Last Updated: Dec 27, 2010, 14:39 PM IST

New Delhi: As part of efforts to check
corruption, the Central Vigilance Commission has sought by early next month financial details of works carried out by different departments during the year for its scrutiny.

The anti-corruption watchdog has directed all central
government departments and ministries to submit details of all
contracts entered into and payments made to contractors and
pending bills.

The Chief Technical Examination Wing of the Commission
has set a deadline of January seven for it.

The departments have been told to furnish all information
related to civil and electrical works done by the ministries
besides other contracts valued at Rs two crore or above.

"A circular has been issued on December 14 to Chief
Vigilance Officers (CVOs) of all ministries. They have been
told to give details of all contracts (including tenders) and
civil works. Besides they have asked about financial
transactions made to contractor against the work,"a CVC
official said.

The probity watchdog has specifically sought details of
high-value projects, payment details, contractor details,
third party examination report and tender documents made in
the year.

It has asked for details of mandatory completion
certificate, compliance report of CVC`s guidelines to check
corruption, guarantee bond towards security for work machinery
or mobilisation advance, insurance policy for work, material
equipment, men etc. and details of pre-contract negotiations
among others.

"The Commission cam across many irregularities in
conduct of different works done by central government
departments. However, we timely intimate them to follow our
guidelines and check for non-adherence through technical
examination," he said.

The Commission has recovered about Rs 56 crore after
inspecting public procurements and other works carried out by
different agencies till November.

The CVC has found alleged financial and administrative
irregularities in over 30 Commonwealth Games projects in the
national capital and overlays deals by the Organising
Committee for the mega-sporting event.

Besides, the CVC has found alleged bunglings in the
allocation of 2G spectrum to certain telecom companies. The
CBI is probing the matter.

PTI