CWG SCAM

The Central Vigilance Commission, involved in probing the alleged corruption in various Commonwealth Gamesrelated projects, has found discrepancies in tenders and alleged misappropriation amounting to about Rs 8,000 crore. Official sources said the complaints received by the anti-corruption watchdog has already been forwarded to the Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs) of concerned ministries or departments. They said the discrepancies like payment to non-existent parties, willful delay in execution of contracts, overinflated price and bungling in purchase of equipment through tendering have been noticed. "The total misappropriation amount may touch a figure of Rs 5,000 to Rs 8,000 crore, which is quite huge and alarming. The Commission is still awaiting reports from various departments and cannot give the exact amount involved in the bunglings," a senior CVC official said requesting anonymity. In reply to an RTI application filed by PTI, the CVC has given details of projects executed by different government agencies where discrepancies have been detected. Complaints regarding alleged embezzlement of Rs 1.5 crore in the purchase of HOVA Courts for Badminton stadium, malpractices in the tender for kitchen equipment installation, misappropriation in video board tenders for remodelling and upgradation of Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium were received by the CVC and in all cases factual report is awaited from the Sports Ministry, it said. Besides, the matter pertaining to appointments in OC and workforce consultants without adequate qualification and experience has been received and a report is awaited from the Sports ministry, the RTI reply said. The CVC is probing at least 22 more Games-related construction and procurement works carried out by different government agencies here for alleged financial irregularities. Out of the total projects, six were carried out by the Sports Ministry, four by the Delhi Development Authority, three by the Organising Committee and two each by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and Central Public Works Department of the Delhi government. One work each relating to Department of Commerce, Indian Meteorological Department and New Delhi Municipal Council is also being probed, the RTI reply said. The matter regarding alleged manipulation of tenders by Indian Meteorological Department and its senior officers is under investigation by the CVC, it said. A complaint regarding alleged irregularities in awarding contracts for sound system, LED display boards and other communication systems for various Commonwealth Games stadia was also received and inspected by the CVC. Though no amount was mentioned, the reply said CVC has noticed the national exchequer has incurred losses running into several crores of rupees. A report has been called for from the Central Public Works Department on September 8 and is still awaited, the Commission said while responding to the RTI query. An analysis by Chief Technical Examination Wing of CVC had earlier found alleged financial and administrative irregularities in 16 construction and procurement projects. Six of them were done by the PWD, three by the MCD, two each by the CPWD, DDA, NDMC and one by RITES, a government of India enterprise, a CVC report said.

CMD of Hyderabad-based private construction company and Switzerland-based private company. 90 crore to the exchequer. Verma as accused and sought their prosecution under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code (Sections 120 B read with Sections 420. 467. 20 May 2011. 468 and 471 of IPC) dealing with criminal conspiracy. 1988 against the accused persons. CBI spokesperson Dharrini Mishra said here on Friday. According to the charge sheet. Special CBI Judge Talwant Singh took the charge sheet into record and fixed May 23 for taking cognisance. He had the supreme over-riding powers in the Organising Committee of the CWG. http://www.expressindia. MCD. Kalmadi. the CBI has named two companies and eight persons including OC former Secretary General Lalit Bhanot and former Director General V. causing a loss of over Rs. the sources said.com/latest-news/CVC-exposes-Rs-8-000-cr-Commonwealth-Games-scam/699610/ 2) New Delhi. “Kalmadi is the main accused as he was the person with all supreme powers. The CBI has charged Mr.CWG SCAM Official sources said a reminder has recently been issued to the CPWD. alleging that he was the “main accused” in a corruption case pertaining to irregularities in awarding a games-related contract to a Swiss firm. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed its first charge sheet in a Delhi court against sacked Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi.” the charge sheet said. DDA and PWD asking them to submit their reports by this month. A senior Commission official said that based on their replies. 2010. Kalmadi as being the key person who had all the powers to take decisions regarding award of contracts. the accused allegedly awarded the lucrative contract to the Swiss firm to install a Timing-Scoring-Result (TSR) system for the Commonwealth Games at an exorbitant cost. The charge sheet has named two partners of Faridabad-based private firm.K. Besides Mr. . The charge sheet also slapped Section 13 (1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act. the CVC will give its findings or final report to a committee formed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) V K Shunglu. forging documents and using fake documents as genuine. The move came after Central Vigilance Commissioner P J Thomas objected to the "lackadaisical approach" and continuous delay by agencies in submitting replies to the queries raised by the anti-corruption watchdog.

157. http://maninblue1947. Thus a wrongful loss of about Rs.com/2011/05/21/the-hindu-commonwealth-games-scam-kalmadi-named-%E2%80%98mainaccused-in-first-cbi-charge-sheet/ VK Shunglu Committee is working on CWG scam .21 crores from the Swiss firm for certain perfunctory services. manipulations and machinations with an objective to award the TSR contract to Switzerland-based company at an exorbitant net cost of approximately Rs. 23.wordpress. Investigation has further revealed that the representatives of the Swiss company and the two partners of the Faridabad-based firm actively conspired with the accused officials for getting the contract awarded to the Swiss company and received a payment of about Rs.60 crore was caused to the OC and a corresponding gain to Swiss-based company and its representatives by wilfully eliminating all competitors of Swiss-based company. in pursuance of which the public servants had abused their official positions in order to manipulate the award of tender for Timing.62 crore (inclusive of taxes) as compared to a net bid of Spain-based company for approx Rs.01 crore (inclusive of taxes and sponsorships). Scoring and Result System for the Commonwealth Games to Switzerlandbased company at an exorbitant cost. in order to cause undue pecuniary advantage to the company and its representatives and wrongful loss to the Government.CWG SCAM The CBI had registered a case on November 29 last year on the allegations that officials of the Organising Committee of CWG and private persons had entered into a conspiracy. 62. During the investigation. it was revealed that the then officials of the OC had conspired with private persons and indulged in a series of forgeries. 95.

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