Govt panel finalises response on Shunglu committee findings

Last Updated: May 24, 2011, 22:25 PM IST

New Delhi: A three-member committee of Delhi government on Tuesday finalised its response on Shunglu panel findings which had indicted Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and several top officials for alleged CWG irregularities.

The voluminous response is likely to be placed before Delhi Cabinet on Wednesday for approval following which it will be sent to the Home Ministry which had asked it to explain its position on the PM-appointed committee`s report.
"We have completed preparing the detailed response. We will send it to Home Ministry later this week," said a top official of Delhi Government.

The Home Ministry last month had sent the report of the Shunglu Committee to Delhi government, asking it to file a detailed response to the findings of the PM-appointed panel within a month.

Besides holding various agencies including the PWD responsible for irregularities, the Shunglu Committee had blamed Dikshit for alleged bunglings in various Games
projects.

The city government, which already rejected the findings of the panel as a "product of paranoia", had sent a brief report to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last month,
trashing the report.

In the brief report, the government had rejected almost all the findings of the panel and instead accused it of deliberately choosing to adopt logic of "convenience" in finding corruption in every policy and every tender of the government.

The city government has already asked officials whose names figure in the Shunglu Committee report to submit their response in writing to the government.

The Shunglu Committee has submitted six reports on broadcasting, Games Village, city infrastructure, Games venues, Organising Committee and Main Report – Organisation and Conduct of CWG 2010.

The report on city infrastructure was referred to the Home Ministry by the PMO for appropriate action on the queries raised by the Shunglu panel in works done by the city government-controlled departments.

The administration of Delhi, being the Union Territory, comes under the control of Home Ministry.

PTI