OC officials, police goof-up over volunteers’ details
The volunteers are bearing the brunt of lack of coordination between the Organising Committee and Delhi Police.india Updated: Oct 06, 2010 00:29 IST
The volunteers are bearing the brunt of lack of coordination between the Organising Committee and Delhi Police.
Several volunteers alleged that the OC informed them that Delhi Police has lost their data so as an alternative measure they were asked to get themselves verified on their own.
“We had filled in the form and had given our details long time ago. However, even on the day of the opening ceremony several of us were not given accreditation cards. We have been told that the Delhi Police has lost our data,” said Ramesh Girhotra who had come from Haryana to volunteer for the Games.
On Monday the accreditation of 1,700 volunteers was revoked by the Delhi Police after their details were found incomplete. The Delhi Police said they had given the task of feeding the information to ECIL — a Public Sector Unit.
“The Delhi Police is only responsible for verification of individuals. The job of data feeding is done by the OC. We have no role to play in it,” said Rajan Bhagat, spokesperson, Delhi Police. Several volunteers got their cards on Sunday itself.
It was learnt that OC had issued cards to volunteers and workforce even if the verification certificates were awaited in some cases.
“All that was reviewed again and we cancelled many accreditation passes,” said a senior police officer.