The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) have found deficiencies and slippages in various Commonwealth Games-related projects.
In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Prithviraj Chavan said, “The Chief Technical Examiner's Unit of the Central Vigilance Commission, as its routine work, had undertaken intensive examination of works related to Commonwealth Games. The Commission in its inquiry found that works were awarded at higher rates and the quality of the works was also not up to the mark.”
Ineligible agencies were also awarded the works. The Commission has advised the organisations concerned to take corrective steps in the works inspected, he said.
“The Comptroller and Auditor General of India conducted review of preparedness for XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 in order to gain an understanding of the progress of projects and preparedness of different agencies for organising the games and to identify significant risks that needed to be addressed,” it was said in the reply.
It was observed that there had been slippages in the time schedules of some of the construction work, and deficiencies had been observed in some, the Minister said.
He said the Ministries concerned, the Delhi government and the Organising Committee were directed to complete all pending works expeditiously through time-bound action plans and carry out a quality audit of the completed facilities.
“The concerned Ministries were also directed to conduct thorough investigations into all the complaints that have been received of procedural and other irregularities,” Mr. Chavan said.