PAC to examine Adarsh, CWG scams from Monday

Last Updated: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 18:39

New Delhi: Parliament`s Public Accounts
Committee will begin examining from Monday the CAG report on
the Adarsh housing society scam that had named two former
Maharashtra Chief Ministers and top army officials for
flouting norms.
Officials from the Defence Ministry will brief the PAC,
chaired by BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, on the Adarsh
Co-operative Housing Society in Mumbai.

The CAG, in its report tabled in Parliament on August 9,
had found that rules were bent to benefit relatives of
politicians, public servants and senior service officers,
including former Army chiefs Gen Deepak Kapoor and N C Vij.

The government auditor had also named two former Chief
Ministers Ashok Chavan and Sushilkumar Shinde as part of the
process of giving clearances to the Society`s project. It came
down heavily on concessions granted by the Maharashtra
government.

The PAC will also begin examining the CAG report on the
alleged irregularities in the conduct of the Commonwealth
Games here in October last year.
The CAG had dragged the PMO in the CWG mess by saying that
Suresh Kalmadi, who is jail for alleged irregularities, was
appointed as Organising Committee chief at its behest in 2004
despite "serious objections" from within government.

The auditor also blamed Delhi Chief Minister Sheila
Dikshit`s "active involvement" for causing a loss of Rs 30
crore as it highlighted how wasteful expenditure worth several
hundred crore of rupees was caused in conduct of the CWG
through "irregularities", "favouritism" and "bias" in award of
contracts for projects.

In its 743-page report, the CAG faulted the government for
not setting up a "single point of authority and
accountability."

PTI



First Published: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 18:39
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