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CAG's CWG Audit Report - Chapter - 28 (2011)

CAG's CWG Audit Report - Chapter - 28 (2011)

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The Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report on the 2010 Commonwealth Games has indicted the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) for the appointment of Suresh Kalmadi as the Organising Committee Chief. The report also indicts Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit for irregularities in the preparation of the Games.
The Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report on the 2010 Commonwealth Games has indicted the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) for the appointment of Suresh Kalmadi as the Organising Committee Chief. The report also indicts Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit for irregularities in the preparation of the Games.

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MediaandBroadcastingServices
AlthoughDoordarshanwasindicatedastheHostBroadcasterintheMay2003bid,itwasformallynotifiedbythe
OC
onlyinMarch2007
1
andtheHostBroadcasteragreementbetweenthe
OC
andPrasarBharati(PB)wassignedinMay2009.TheawardofthebroadcastingservicescontractbyPBtoSISLivewasflawedonseveralcounts:Onlyonebidder,SIStive,wasqualifiedontechnicalqrounds,andthecontractwasawardedonasinglefinancialbld,withoutanycompetition.UnduedelaysonthepartofPBandtheMinistryofInformation
&
Broadcasting(MIB)ledtoasituationwherere-tenderingwasnotconsideredfeaslble,and,thus,facilitatedtheawardofthecontractonasinglefinancialbid.LackofcompetitionwasfacilitatedbyarigidstandtakenbyPBatthestageofbidding(especiallyonthepaymentschedule},whichrestrictedpotentialcompetitorsfrombidding.However,PBagreedatthepre-bidmeetingtofinalisethecontractterms"mutually"withtheselectedentity,andsubsequentlyamendednumerousclausesofthedraftcontracttomakeitone-sidedinfavourofSISLive.ContrarytotheintentofthecontractwithPBISISLiveoutsourcedalmosttheentirecontractonthesamedaytoZoomCommunications,whichwouldhavebeenineligibleforbidding.WefoundthatSISLiveandZoomwereinalliancemuchbeforethesigningofthecontractwithPBIandevenatthecontractdraftingstaqe,theintentionofSISLivetooutsourcethecontractwasclearlyevident.WhilePB'scontractwithSISLivewasforRs.
246
crore,thesub-contractbetweenSISLiveandZoomwasforonlyRs.177.30crore(whichwouldalsofactorinZoom'sprofitmargin).ClearlyItherewasasubstantiallosstoPBandGovernment,although
we
areunabletoquantifythisloss(basedonavailableandverifiablerecords).Asperthecontractedscheduleofpayment,SISLivewastoreceiveonly
30
percentpaymentbefore
14
October2010
1
withthebalanceonlyonverificationofperformance.Thiswasirregularlyamendedtoallow
60
percentpaymentinadvanceoftheGames(subjecttosuccessfulinstallationandtestingofequipment).Hadthisrelaxedpaymentschedulebeenincorporatedatthebiddingstaqe,therewouldhavebeenmuchgreaterfinancialcompetition,reducingtheultimatecosttothepublicexchequer.PBfailedtoenforcecompliancebySISLivewitheventheconditionsassociatedwiththerelaxedpaymentscheduleviz.shortsupplyofequipment,irregularchangesin
PerformanceAuditReportonXIXCommonwealthGames(CWG-2010)
1493
 
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make/modelofequipmentinvolvingfinancialimplicationofRs.
17.39
croreandnon-co-operationbySISLivewithPB'stechnicalinspectionteam.Therewerealsoseveraldeficienciesintheexecutionofthecontract.TheentirepaymentforcoverageoftheQBRwasreleasedtoSIStive,despitenon-receiptoftapesrelatingto5outof
21
countriesanddelayedreceiptvis-a-visthestipulatedtimeschedule(whichwasnecessaryfortimelycoverage).SIStechnicalpersonnelIwhowereapprovedbyPBandwererequiredtobepresentduringtheGames,werereplacedbyotherpersonnelofSIS.WefoundthattheHostBroadcastManagementCommittee(HBMC)setupbythePBdidnotachievethedesiredresults.TherewasalackofconsensusamongmembersoftheHBMCIwithdualminutesinrespectofthreemeetinqs,animportantmeetinginvolvingmajordecisionssignedbyonly
4
outof
7
members,andlegalopinionbeingsoughtonkeyissues;thisultimatelyresultedindebatabledecisions,whichfavouredtheinterestsofSISLive.TheMinistryofInformationandBroadcastinq,aswellasanOversightCommittee(chairedbytheMiniste~I&Bandco-chairedbytheMinisterofLawandJustice)whichwasconstitutedtomonitortheprogressofactivitiesandexpeditedecisions,chosetolargelyaccepttheproposalsputforwardbyPB.ThelegacyvalueofHDTVcoverageofCWG-2010toPBIbothintermsofimprovementofinfrastructureanddevelopmentofin-houseskiils,wasinsignificantdespiteincurringofsuchhugeexpenditureoutofGolfunds.PBparticipatedinproductionofonlythreeeventsasagainsttheinitialplanofcoverageof
10
outof
17
eventsin-house.TrainingwasimpartedtoPBstaffonlyinnon-Gamesvenues,andtherewasnoevidenceofsuchtrainingbeingimpartedonthehighlyspecialisedDBvansusedforGamesproduction.Furthet;PBfailedtotakeadvantageoftheCabinetapprovedschemeforupgradationofDoordarshantoHDTV.ConsequentlyIthetrainingreceivedbyPBpersonnelfromSISLivewouldalsobecomelargelyredundant,intheabsenceofHDTVequipmentinPB.TheawardofthecontractforconstructionoftheInternationalBroadcastCentre(lBC)byPBwasflawed.Twoentities(ShafBroadcastandAnytimePictures
lid.],
whichhadbeenfoundineligibleonaccountoflackofexperienceattheEOIstagebytheEvaluationCommittee,wereirregularlyincludedintheshortlist,andthefinalcontractwasawardedtoShafBroadcastatacosthigherthanthatwasapprovedbyCCEA.
28.1PlanningandBudgetingforMediaandBroadcastingServices
Bharati(PB)/Ooordarshan(~O)andPressInformationBureau(PIB)undertheMinistryofInformationandBroadcasting(MIB);andtheIndiaTradePromotionOrganisation(ITPO).TheirrolesandfunctionswereasinTable28.1.PlanninganddeliveryofmediaandbroadcastingservicesforcoverageofCWG-2010involvedmultipleagencies-Prasar
4941
PerformanceAuditReportonXIXCommonwealthGames(CWG-2010)
 
Chapter28-MediaandBroadcastingServices
Table
28.1-
Rolesofdifferentagenciesformediaandbroadcastingservices
AgencyRoleandFunctions
Doordarshan(DO)/PrasarBharati(PB)HostBroadcaster(HB):Televisionandradioproduction;Broadcastvenueoperationsandservices;andSettinguptheInternationalBroadcastingCentre(IBC).PressInformationBureau(PIB)ProvidingandmanagingtheMainPressCentre(MPC)andMiniPressCentresateachvenue.IndiaTradePromotionOrganisation(ITPO)ProvidinginternationalstandardinfrastructurefacilitiesatPragatiMaidanfortheIBCandMPC
28.2CostingandEstimationforMediaandBroadcastingServices
serviceswasundulydelayed(taking15monthsfromJuly2007toOctober2008)withnosenseofurgencyapparentamongstthevariousapprovalagencies.Thefinalisationandapprovalofthebudgetestimateformediaandbroadcasting
Figure
28.1-
Unduedelaysinapprovalofbudgetformediaandbroadcastingservices
PerformanceAuditReportonXIX
CommonwealthGames(CWG-2010)
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