Delhi Govt approves response to Shunglu Committee report

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Commonwealth Games 2010
New Delhi, May 25: The Delhi Government today (May 25) approved its response to the Shunglu Committee report, rejecting all the findings of the panel which pointed out to alleged bunglings in Commonwealth Games projects.

"The Cabinet has approved the report prepared by the three-member committee. We are giving paragraph-wise response to the Shunglu Committee's findings. It will be sent to the Home Ministry in the next two-three days," Dikshit said emerging from a Cabinet meeting.

Officials said the government has rejected all the findings of the Prime Minister-appointed committee putting strong arguments trashing the report.

Dikshit said the response from MCD and NDMC against whom the Shunglu panel had also levelled allegations will be sent along with the government's response to the Home Ministry.

"We have received responses from MCD and NDMC and we will forward their responses also along with ours," she said.

Asked about the content, Dikshit refused to divulge details. The response came in the backdrop of the Home Ministry asking the city government to explain its position on the PM-appointed committee's report.

The Home Ministry had last month sent the report of the Shunglu Committee to Delhi Government, asking it to file a detailed response to the findings within a month.

Besides holding various agencies including the PWD responsible for irregularities, the Shunglu Committee had blamed Dikshit for alleged bunglings in various Games projects.

The city government, which already rejected the findings of the panel as a "product of paranoia", had sent a brief report to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last month, trashing the report.

In the brief report, the government had rejected almost all the findings of the panel and instead accused it of deliberately choosing to adopt a logic of "convenience" in finding corruption in every policy and every tender of the government.

The city government has already asked officials whose names figure in the Shunglu Committee report to submit their response in writing to the government.

The Shunglu Committee has submitted six reports on broadcasting, Games Village, city infrastructure, Games venues, Organising Committee and Main Report -- Organisation and Conduct of CWG 2010.

The report on city infrastructure was referred to the Home Ministry by the PMO for appropriate action on the queries raised by the Shunglu panel in works done by the city government-controlled departments.

The administration of Delhi, being the Union Territory, comes under the control of the Home Ministry.


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