CVC to inspect more CWG projects
After finding alleged financial irregularities in 16 of the Commonwealth Games projects, the Central Vigilance Commission is likely to expand its probe ambit to include other works by government and civic agencies in the national capital.Updated: Aug 01, 2010, 23:22 IST
After finding alleged financial irregularities in 16 of the Commonwealth Games projects, the Central Vigilance Commission is likely to expand its probe ambit to include other works by government and civic agencies in the national capital.
Official sources said the Chief Technical Examination Wing under the Commission has decided to inspect other Games related projects too to check corruption.
The team is re-examining all the tenders floated by the different civic and construction agencies and other documents related to award these CWG related works after it noticed misappropriation, inflated prices and tampering with post-tender documents by certain government employees in alleged connivance with private companies in the 16 projects, they claimed.
Construction and upgradation works being done at Indira Gandhi Sports Complex and Yamuna Sports Complex, Talkatora Garden Complex may appear in CVC’s new watch list, sources said.
According to the Games Organising Committee, there are six venue clusters and five stand alone venues in the capital for the mega sporting event.
Twenty-six new training venues are being constructed for different sports. In addition, 16 training venues are being upgraded.
However, the anti-corruption watchdog has termed these inspections as “routine”.
“Chief Technical Examiner's Organisation (CTEO) of the CVC, in a routine manner, inspects the works of different organisations, when they have been tendered out and are in progress,” the Commission said.
In 2009, CTEO had inspected 129 works in 71 organisations. In 2010, so far CTEO has inspected 57 works in 42 organisations including DMRC, MCD and DJB.