CWG: Delhi govt asks all agencies to cooperate with CAG and CVC

Delhi Government on Thursday directed all concerned agencies involved in Commonwealth Games to prepare detailed reports of their spending and offer full cooperation to probe agencies including CAG and CVC.

New Delhi: With allegations of corruption
flying thick and fast, Delhi Government on Thursday directed all
concerned agencies involved in Commonwealth Games to prepare
detailed reports of their spending and offer full cooperation
to probe agencies including CAG and CVC.

At a meeting with top officials of various
departments, Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta directed them to
keep their documents ready and "fully cooperate" with
investigators.
The Chief Secretary also briefed the officials about
the procedures needed to be followed while extending support
to the probe agencies.

"All our records are clear. We have nothing to hide.
All the departments were told to fully cooperate with the
probe agencies," said a top official after the meeting.

The Central Vigilance Commission, in a letter to Mehta
last week, had requested him to produce all details about CWG
spending by the Delhi Government.

According to official figures, various Delhi
Government agencies, including the Public Works Department,
had spent over Rs 16,000 crore to enhance city infrastructure
ahead of the Games.

PWD Principal Secretary K K Sharma, after the meeting,
said his department has kept all the documents relating to all
CWG projects ready and will offer full support to any probe.

"We are ready to furnish all the documents to any
probe agency, be it CAG or CVC. Our records are clear. We have
nothing to hide," he said. The PWD had implemented projects
worth over Rs 4,000 crore.
Another official said Delhi Government would like the
CAG to examine the CWG projects separately.

"The CAG always conducts scrutiny of all the
expenditure. We would like the CAG to examine the CWG projects
separately as serious questions are being raised over the
Games spending," he said.

Sources said CVC teams will study records of spending
by departments including PWD, Urban Development, Transport,
Environment, Power and Tourism.

Earlier this week, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had
asked all concerned departments of the city government to keep
relevant documents ready and "fully cooperate" with
investigators.

Dikshit had said records of all expenditure incurred
as part of preparations for Games should be kept ready so that
they could be made available to any probe agency wanting to
scrutinise them.

Earlier, an analysis by Chief Technical Examination
Wing of CVC had found alleged financial and administrative
irregularities in 16 construction and procurement projects.

Six of them were done by PWD, three by MCD, two each
by CPWD, DDA, NDMC and one by RITES, a Government of India
Enterprise.

PTI

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