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The commonwealth games hosted in New Delhi gave rise to a monumental scam. The common wealth games officially known as the XIX Commonwealth Games were held in Delhi from 3 to 14 October,2010. A total of 6081 athletes from 77 Commonwealth nations and dependencies competed in 21 sports and 272events. It was the largest Intercontinental multi-sport event to be staged In Delhi and India eclipsing the Asian games in 1951 and 1982. The opening and closing ceremonies were held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main stadium of the event. It was first time that the games were held in India and second time it was held in Asia after Kualalampur in 1998. Initially several concerns and controversies surfaced before the start of the games. The day after the conclusion of the games, the government of India announced the formation of a Special Investigation Committee to probe the allegations of corruption and mismanagement that had marred the buildup to the games. The probe committee was led by former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Sri V.K.Shungloo.The probe was in addition to the CBI, Enforcement Directrorate and CVC Investigations.. The probe committee was tasked with looking into all aspects of organizing and conducting the games and to draw lessons from it. The CBI registered cases in the alleged irregularities and has arrested CWG OC Chairman Suresh Kalmadi’s close aides. The CBI raided the residences of Suresh Kalmadi at Pune and New Delhi. The CBI registered cases against Organising Committee Secretary General Lalit Bhanot and Director General V.K. Verma, believed to be close associates of Sri Suresh Kalmadi. He initial total budget estimated by the IOA in 2003 for hosting the games was Rs.1620 crores. In 2010,hoever, the official budget soon escalated to a estimate of Rs.11,500 crores, a figure which excluded the non-sports related infrastructure development. Several concerns were raised over the preparation of the games and those included excessive budget estimates, widespread corruption by the officials of the games organizing committee.
award of work contracts at higher prices. in total129 works in 71 organizations were inspected. poor quality assurance and management and award of work contracts to ineligible agencies. Scams. President of the Commonwealth Games Federation who said “Delhi. The preliminary findings include a –complete lack of involvement of the city and community at large.As per the CVC report. As many as four investigating agencies—the CVC. offered it tacit support and at worst connived with the perpetrators. Corruption charges and Scams are new face of Indian politics these days. . Many of us heard the jubilant declaration of Michael Fennel. with the global watch dog asserting that perception about corruption in the country increased in the wake of the Scam tainted Commonwealth Games. the apex Government Anti-corruption Agency released a report highlighting financial irregularities in upto 14 games projects. The common wealth games despite facing the seemingly in –surmountable problems at the eleventh hour. the governments of the day have at best sought to play it down. Frauds and other grafts cases are detected with overwhelming rapidity and the latest ones surpass older ones in technique and figures involved. Enforcement Directorate. IncomeTax department and comptroller and Auditor general are looking into the allegations of corruption against the Organizers of the Commonwealth Games. was a grand success. India has slipped to 87th spot in Transparency International’s latest ranking of nations based on the level of corruption. you have delivered a truly exceptional games” Indian public life has been overrun by corruption for the single reason that irrespective of the party or parties in power.The Central Vigilance commission.