CBI forms SIT to look into CAG report on CWG
The CBI has formed a Special Investigating Team (SIT) to study the comptroller and auditor general's report on Commonwealth games and to see whether any fresh case could be registered.delhi Updated: Aug 28, 2011 21:44 IST
The CBI has formed a Special Investigating Team (SIT) to study the comptroller and auditor general's report on Commonwealth games and to see whether any fresh case could be registered.
The SIT, headed by a joint director, will also collaborate with other investigating agencies like the Income Tax and enforcement directorate, CBI sources said.
The SIT would be recommending whether any fresh case is possible apart from 14 regular cases and three Preliminary Enquiries, which have been registered by the agency on recommendations of the Central Vigilance Commission.
The CAG has been critical of Sheila Dikshit government on import of street lights at higher price and claimed that due to "active involvement of the Delhi chief minister", exchequer suffered a loss of nearly Rs 31 crore.
It also claimed to have found irregularities in the award of contract to Emaar MGF for construction of the CWG residential complex.
The renovation and restoration project of Connaught Place witnessed a nine-fold increase in cost from the estimated Rs 76 crore to Rs 671 crore.
Streetscaping and beautification works were awarded and executed in an arbitrary manner with wasteful expenditure of Rs 101 crore, the report said.
"In the absence of a single point of authority and accountability, and the lack of a clear governance structure, a multiplicity of coordination committees was created, disbanded and reconstituted at different points of time," it said.
According to the CAG, the Organising Committee's performance in revenue general was "consistently poor across all major revenue streams".
First Published: Aug 28, 2011 21:42 IST