PAC will initiate action if any wrongdoing found: Dikshit

PAC will initiate action if any wrongdoing found: Dikshit

Dikshit said the report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) tabled in Parliament yesterday is to be looked into by the Public Accounts Committee which is free to call any official for questioning.

"Look, this is a CAG report. The process is that the report will be referred to the PAC which can call any concerned authorities or officer for questioning," Dikshit told reporters here. She said her government will send to the committee any official called for questioning.

"We will send them. If it is found that any wrongdoing has taken place, they are equipped to take action," she said. The Chief Minister, who has come under intense pressure over CAG's questioning of the way the Games projects were handled, said that at that time the priority before the government was to conduct a successful event.

She said there may have been instances when over- expenditure may have taken place because the priority was to complete all projects on time. "But if anything wrong has been committed, the PAC is there to take action," she said.

Dixit thanked her party leaders for understanding the issue and standing behind her. The opposition has intensified pressure after the CAG report was tabled in Parliament yesterday. The report has pointed out several irregularities in projects, including street lighting and streetscaping, undertaken by the government in the run up to the Games in October last year.

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