Delhi High Court has sought a list of projects related to the Commonwealth Games to fix accountability towards labourers.
This comes after a court-appointed high-level committee indicted various authorities in the capital for ignoring the rights of 17,000 labourers involved in Games projects in a hurry to meet the deadline.
Those under fire are Sports Authority of India and agencies in charge of construction —Delhi Government, DDA, CPWD, NDMC and MCD. The panel has recommended “exemplary” fine on errant parties.
Each agency has also been asked to specify projects under them and the list of labourers. A bench of Acting Chief Justice and Judge Mukta Gupta also directed the government and civic bodies to register all labourers, provide them passbooks and safety equipment.
The committee had conducted inspections at various work sites, acting on a PIL filed by NGO People’s Union For Democratic Rights.