CVC asks govt depts to put CWG contract details online

Last Updated: Jan 30, 2011, 13:20 PM IST

New Delhi: Aimed at speeding up its probe
into the alleged corruption in Commonwealth Games (CWG)
projects, the Central Vigilance Commission has directed
government offices concerned to upload details of their works
for the mega sporting event on their websites.

Sources said directions in this regard have been
issued to the CWG Organising Committee, MCD, NDMC, DDA, PWD
and Central Public Works Departments among others.

Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs) of all these
departments have been asked to immediately comply with the
directives and supervise the process, they said.

"It was taking lot of time for our investigators to go
to every department and collect documents related to the
probe. Hence, we decided to use Information Technology and
provided user name and password to CVOs for our official
website to upload contract details.”

"The exercise will save time and bring transparency.
Later, we may open these tender details to public domain," a
CVC official said.

CVOs have been directed to give details of each and
every contracts executed by them in the run up to the CWG held
here in October last year.

The anti-corruption watchdog is investigating over 30
complaints of alleged corruption and criminal conspiracy in
the projects carried out by several government departments.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had also on October 25
last year appointed a High Level Committee to enquire and
report financial and managerial lapses within three months.

The Committee is headed by former CAG V K Shunglu and
Former Secretary of Department of Personnel and Training
Shantanu Consul is the member of the panel.

Projects done by MCD, NDMC, DDA, PWD, CPWD, RITES,
Sports Ministry, Urban Development Ministry and OC among
others are under the scanner of enforcement, investigation and
vigilance agencies for alleged bungling.

Meanwhile, OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi and Secretary
General Lalit Bhanot have been removed from their posts to
ensure impartial multi-agency probe into these charges.

PTI

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