Panels formed to look into DDCA, CNG fitness scams

Updated - October 18, 2016 01:08 pm IST

Published - June 14, 2016 12:00 am IST - New Delhi:

‘Financial bungling’:The committees headed by AAP MLAs have been asked to submit reports before the next session of the Delhi Assembly.File photo

‘Financial bungling’:The committees headed by AAP MLAs have been asked to submit reports before the next session of the Delhi Assembly.File photo

The Delhi Assembly on Monday constituted two special committees comprising nine members each to probe the alleged financial irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) and the CNG-fitness scam.

The committees headed by Aam Aadmi Party MLAs have been asked to submit reports before the next session of the Delhi Assembly.

The panel that will look into the alleged irregularities in the DDCA and the bodies governing the game of Hockey was constituted after the House adopted a resolution moved by AAP MLA Som Dutt.

Going into details

“The committee will look into working, management and administration (including alleged financial irregularities) of the bodies that are entrusted with administering and managing the affairs of cricket and hockey in Delhi,” the resolution said.

Addressing the Assembly after the resolution was moved, AAP MLA Alka Lamba said the Delhi government should inform the House whether the one-member committee it had formed earlier to probe irregularities, including financial bungling in the Capital’s cricket body DDCA, was operational or not. Ms. Lamba said several directors were appointed using the name of one person, which pointed to alleged irregularities.

Another AAP MLA, Sarita Singh, said that instead of conducting a raid at the office of the Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary, the probe agency should have raided the DDCA office.

Last year, the Delhi Cabinet had also called a one-day special session of the Assembly to discuss the issue, followed by a decision to form a Commission of Inquiry culminating in an attack on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over alleged irregularities in the DDCA during his 13-year-long tenure at its helm.

Another committee, meanwhile, will look into the awarding of a contract to check the fitness of CNG kits of commercial vehicles by the Transport Department in 2002. This committee would look into the circumstances surrounding the denial of sanction for prosecuting persons perceived to be responsible for the irregularities, recommending action against those found to be involved, and suggesting measures for recovering the amount illegally accrued by the vendor.

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