Committee''s findings not made on correct evaluation: Aruna

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New Delhi, Feb 1 (PTI) Doordarshan Director GeneralAruna Sharma, indicted for alleged "collusion" with a UK-basedfirm which benefited Rs 135 crore in the CWG broadcast deal,today said the findings of the high-level committee were notmade on the basis of "correct evaluation".

A two-member committee headed by former CAG V KShunglu, which went into alleged financial irregularities inthe Commonwealth Games, has strongly indicted suspended PrasarBharti CEO B S Lalli and Sharma, accusing them of benefitingSIS Live of Rs 135 crore in the broadcast deal for the event.

"Correct evaluation of documents has not been made.

They did not ask me or the (Information and Broadcasting)Ministry anything. A point-by-point reaction will be given bythe Ministry," Sharma told PTI.

Lalli was not available for comments.

The Shunglu panel has recommended action against thetwo officials saying "they cannot be recused from the acts ofomission and commission which facilitated this wrong doing".

The 236-page interim report was submitted yesterday tothe government and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has taken a"serious view" of the findings. He has sent it to the CabinetSecretary and sought follow-up steps within a week.

"Stern action is likely to be taken on the basis ofthe Cabinet Secretary''s recommendations," a PMO statement hadsaid.

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