The report on city infrastructure was referred to the home ministry for appropriate action on the queries raised by the Shunglu panel in works done by the city government-controlled departments. The Committee, in its third report on projects to upgrade city infrastructure, has noted that there was no special preparation by the city government and blamed Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit for her decisions that led to cost escalation in CWG-related projects. These actions have to be initiated well in advance as they take considerably long time It said that unfair cost advantage was given to contractors due to compressed time frame and noted indication of "collusive bidding" by tenders floated by PWD. According to a conservative estimate by the panel, the Delhi government had carried out works worth over Rs 5, crore.
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It will be sent to the Home Ministry in the next two-three days," Dikshit said emerging from a Cabinet meeting. Officials said the government has rejected all the findings of the Prime Minister-appointed committee putting strong arguments trashing the report. Asked about the content, Dikshit refused to divulge details.
The Home Ministry had last month sent the report of the Shunglu Committee to Delhi Government, asking it to file a detailed response to the findings 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 a 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 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 the Home Ministry.
Shunglu Committee to look into CWG corruption
Rejecting the findings of the PM-appointed probe panel which indicted both Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna and her for alleged irregularities in certain Games projects, Dikshit denied any wrongdoing. Assumptions , presumptions have come. Secondly the report contradicts itself Show us a case of corruption.
CWG corruption: Shunglu report 'self contradictory', says Sheila Dikshit
Flipboard Shunglu Committee to look into CWG corruption The V K Shunglu Committee will look into alleged misappropriation of funds, irregularities, weaknesses in management and wrongdoing and will recommend action on matter that comes to its notice. According to a point terms of reference announced on Monday, the former Comptroller and Auditor General of India-headed panel will have Shantanu Consul, secretary, Department of Personnel and Training, as its second member, upon his retirement on October The committee has been asked to give its report within three months. The committee would not look into specific cases of graft as investigative agencies like CBI, Central Vigilance Commission, Enforcement Directorate and income-tax department are already handling various corruption-related cases.