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Shunglu panel blames CWG OC for delay in executing contracts


March 29, 2011 - New Delhi

The Shunglu Committee, appointed by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, blamed Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee and certain officials for delay in executing contracts for the games.

In its report submitted to the Prime Minister's Office, the Committee is understood to have stated that there were indications of collusive/partial bidding and manipulation of documents in floating tenders.

The Shunglu panel has also questioned 'delays' in executing number of contracts.

The panel headed by V.K.Shunglu had on January 31 submitted its first report on alleged irregularities in awarding broadcasting rights during the sporting extravaganza and recommended strict action against suspended Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharti B S Lalli and former Director General (Doordarshan) Aruna Sharma under relevant Sections of IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act for their alleged act of omission and commission.

Both Lalli, a 1971-batch IAS officer, and Sharma (1982 batch IAS officer of MP cadre) are facing allegations of irregularities in the Rs.246 crore deal struck by public broadcasting body which included the controversial decision to give the contract for broadcast of the Games to a UK-based firm SIS Live.

The second and third report submitted by the Committee on the Games Village and the city's infrastructure has indicted Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Tejinder Khanna and Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, among several others, for delays and losses in projects related to the 2010 Games.

ANI

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