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CWG graft: CVC asks depts to make list of tainted officials

In a bid to speed up its probe, the CVC has asked Chief Vigilance Officers of government departments to prepare a list of officials who were allegedly involved in corruption while executing Commonwealth Games related projects.



New Delhi: In a bid to speed up its probe,
the CVC has asked Chief Vigilance Officers of government
departments to prepare a list of officials who were allegedly
involved in corruption while executing Commonwealth Games
related projects.

It has also asked all civic and construction agencies to
put documents related to the Games works carried out by them
on CVC`s website.
A special team of the Commission probing the Games
related work for alleged graft has found evidence against
senior government officials for rigged tender process, undue
haste that led to supply of inferior quality products and poor
construction of infrastructure related works.

Sources said the Commission will make a department-wise
list of such `tainted` people who were involved in the corrupt
practises to take speedy corrective action.

"There have been several complaints from Non-Government
Organisations and whistle blowers claiming that host of
government employees were involved in corrupt practises. We
have sent the complaints to concerned CVOs for investigation
and report," a CVC official said.

He said a complaint has also been sent to the CVO of
Sports Ministry to probe the role of certain incompetent
officials involved in carrying out infrastructure related
works.

Sources said the CVC has found series of financial
irregularities on part of certain government employees from
departments like Central Public Works Department (CPWD),
Public Works Department (PWD), Municipal Corporation of Delhi
(MCD), New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), Delhi Development
Authority (DDA) and Games Organising Committee among others.
They said the watchdog has received a number of
complaints alleging that various "incompetent" people were
involvement in several projects that led to unjustified cost
escalation and corruption.

The move assume significance as Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh appointed High level Committee under the chairmanship of
former Comptroller and Auditor General V K Shunglu has found
series of wrong doings by government officials.

The Committee has faulted sacked OC chief Suresh Kalmadi
and Secretary General Lalit Bhanot for their alleged
involvement in irregularities. Besides Delhi Lt Governor
Tejinder Khanna and Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit were blamed
for alleged inadequacies in CWG projects.

According to an RTI filed by PTI, the Commission is
looking into at least 40 CWG-related construction and
procurement works carried out by different government agencies
for alleged financial irregularities.

An analysis by Chief Technical Examination Wing of CVC
had earlier found alleged financial and administrative
irregularities worth about Rs 2,500 crore 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, a CVC report said.

PTI

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