CVC asks govt depts to put CWG contract details online

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New Delhi, Jan 30 (PTI) Aimed at speeding up its probeinto the alleged corruption in Commonwealth Games (CWG)projects, the Central Vigilance Commission has directedgovernment offices concerned to upload details of their worksfor the mega sporting event on their websites.

Sources said directions in this regard have beenissued to the CWG Organising Committee, MCD, NDMC, DDA, PWDand Central Public Works Departments among others.

Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs) of all thesedepartments have been asked to immediately comply with thedirectives and supervise the process, they said.

"It was taking lot of time for our investigators to goto every department and collect documents related to theprobe. Hence, we decided to use Information Technology andprovided user name and password to CVOs for our officialwebsite to upload contract details.

"The exercise will save time and bring transparency.

Later, we may open these tender details to public domain," aCVC official said.

CVOs have been directed to give details of each andevery contracts executed by them in the run up to the CWG heldhere in October last year.

The anti-corruption watchdog is investigating over 30complaints of alleged corruption and criminal conspiracy inthe projects carried out by several government departments.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had also on October 25last year appointed a High Level Committee to enquire andreport financial and managerial lapses within three months.

The Committee is headed by former CAG V K Shunglu andFormer Secretary of Department of Personnel and TrainingShantanu Consul is the member of the panel.

Projects done by MCD, NDMC, DDA, PWD, CPWD, RITES,Sports Ministry, Urban Development Ministry and OC amongothers are under the scanner of enforcement, investigation andvigilance agencies for alleged bungling.

Meanwhile, OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi and SecretaryGeneral Lalit Bhanot have been removed from their posts toensure impartial multi-agency probe into these charges. PTIAKV DEP

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