CWG fraud may touch Rs 8,000 crore, says CVC

CWG fraud may touch Rs 8,000 crore, says CVC

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, wilful delay in execution of contracts, over-inflated price and bunglings in purchase of equipment through tendering have been noticed.

"The total misappropriation amount may touch a figure of Rs 5,000-8,000 crore, which is quiet 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 purchase of HOVA Courts for Badminton stadium, malpractices in the tender for kitchen equipment installation, misappropriation in video board tenders for remodelling and up-gradation 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 Delhi Development Authority, three by Organising Committee and two each by 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.

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