CWG OC to get three-month extension
The Commonwealth Games Organising Committee is likely to get a three-month extension till December this year to assist in the multi-agency probe into alleged financial irregularities in the conduct of the mega sporting event last year.delhi Updated: Sep 20, 2011 17:28 IST
The Commonwealth Games Organising Committee is likely to get a three-month extension till December this year to assist in the multi-agency probe into alleged financial irregularities in the conduct of the mega sporting event last year.
Sources said that the OC, whose term is slated to end this month, will also be moving into a new office inside Major Dhyan Chand Stadium near in New Delhi.
They said the Games organising body's present office at 1, Jai Singh Road will be given to the Home Ministry which may give it to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) after it is vacated.
"The new place has been chosen and work to develop it in office premises to accommodate our staff is on. We expect to move to a new office by the end of next month," a senior OC official said.
If approved by the government, it will be the third time that the OC term would be extended.
The official said that a decision regarding extending the term of the Organising Committee for nearly three months has been reached by consensus among the members of the Executive Board which will be conveyed to the Sports Ministry.
"There is a need of extension as the probe in major contracts executed by the OC are still under investigation. Besides, the Committee is coordinating with CBI and CVC among others," the official said.
The Organising Committee was first scheduled to be wound up by March this year but authorities decided to extend the tenure till June 30. After which it was further given three months time, till September 30, to finish its job.