CWG CAG report: Delhi asks depts to prepare replies
Battling CAG indictment for financial irregularities and "ill-conceived" CWG projects, Delhi government has directed concerned agencies to prepare detailed replies to all the allegations made by the auditor.delhi Updated: Aug 07, 2011 17:13 IST
Battling CAG indictment for financial irregularities and "ill-conceived" CWG projects, Delhi government has directed concerned agencies to prepare detailed replies to all the allegations made by the auditor.
The departments and agencies whose projects figure in the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General for any sort of irregularities, wrongdoings and procedural lapses were told strictly to be ready with the reports at the earliest.
"All the concerned agencies and departments were told to submit detailed replies to the allegations made in the CAG report," a top official said.
Although the departments and agencies had filed their responses following the Shunglu committee report, now the government has directed them to submit elaborate reports including explanation on grounds for taking decisions which have been questioned by the CAG, he said.
"We have already half the answers as we prepared them to file our responses to the Shunglu Committee report. But now government has asked the departments to file minute details," the official said.
Chief minister Shiela Dikshit had on Saturday said that action will be taken if any wrongdoing is found by the Public Accounts Committee looking into the issue.
Dikshit said the CAG report is to be looked into by the Public Accounts Committee which is free to call any official for questioning. "But if anything wrong has been committed, the PAC is there to take action," she had said.
The CAG report, which was tabled in Parliament on Friday, indicted Dikshit for her "active involvement" in the grant of a work incurring a loss of Rs 30 crores while slamming her government on some projects that led to a loss and escalation of costs of nearly Rs 500 crores.