Skip to main content

CAG Report on Commomwealth Games 2010

The current audit of CWG-2010 covers almost all aspect of commomwealth games . It covers the period from May 2003 (when the bid was submitted) to December 2010 after the conclusion of the well as a multiplicity of activities such as  hosting of the Games , the development of sporting venues, the Games Village, city infrastructure projects and other associated/ supporting activities — executed by a diverse set of agencies. Main findings of the report are as follows 

1) Since goverment gauranteed meeting of full cost ,Games needed to be fully in control of government .
2) Appontment of Kalmadi the conversion of the originally envisaged Government-owned OC into a body outside Governmental control, without commensurate accountability to Government and concomitant controls to ensure propriety and transparency (despite full financial guarantee and funding from Government).
3) In the absence of a single point of authority and accountability and the lack of a clear governance structure, a multiplicity of co-ordination committees were created, disbanded, and reconstituted at different points of time. This approach was not methodical, consistent and effective, and also led to complete diffusion of accountability.
1) Though 7 years were provided for organizing the game but OC created after a long period of 2 years in 2005 .
2) while EKS was appointed by the OC as the consultant for preparation of venue briefs and site plans only in July 2006. 

This resulted in delya in projects
1) government was unable to access realistic cost of the games, IOA estimated it to be Rs.12oocr only in 2003 but eventually in oct 2010 it increased to whooping 18,532cr
2) there were also numerous instances of delays in grant of budgetary and financial approvals by the GoI.
oc Decision Making
1) The internal control environment and decision making structures within the OC were highly inadequate. 
2) Documentation were not properly done
3) Contract management by the OC was irregular and deficient. 
4) There was  numerous instances of single tendering, award on ‘nomination basis’, award of contracts to ineligible vendors, inconsistent use of restrictive Pre-Qualification conditions to limit competition to favour particular vendors, inadequate time for bidding, cancellation and re-tendering of contracts, and inexplicable delays in contract finalization, all of which seriously compromised transparency and economy. 
5)Further, there were numerous deficiencies in the appointment of external consultants and advisors and management of the multiplicity of contracts thereof.
1) The OC  could generate committed sponsorship revenue of just Rs 375.16 crore (against the target of Rs 960 crore), out of which nearly 67 per cent was from Government agencies/ PSUs. 
2) No revenue has been received on account of merchandising and licensing rights. 
3) The agreement for national broadcasting rights between OC and Prasar Bharati was signed only on 23 September 2010, resulting in generation of just Rs 24.70 crore of revenues for the OC.
Event Knowledge Services (EKS) was awarded five consultancy contracts relating to venue appraisal/ briefs, project monitoring, games planning and workforce (awarded to an EKS consortium) during 2005-08. Three of these contracts were awarded on nomination basis, facilitated by strong patronage from the CGF (with which EKS had a close link). Tendering conditions for the other two contracts were tailored to suit EKS. We are also unable to verify the need for this multiplicity of contracts, and the possible overlap between the deliverables from different contracts. The overlays contracts were signed at exorbitant rates, causing huge financial loss to the OC (and the GoI).
1)  The OC made highly suspect payments of £386,237 to two little known entities — AM Films UK Ltd and AM Car and Van Hire Ltd — for diverse and unconnected services for the QBR Launch ceremony. 
2) The assignment of work and payments were highly questionable; associated approvals and clearances were obtained and payments made with uncommon haste.
3) Large amounts were also paid in cash, perhaps to avoid leaving a transaction trail. 
4) The role of Shri TS Darbari and Shri Sanjay Mahindroo, who were unrelated to OC’s Ceremony Functional Area, in the QBR Launch Ceremony is also questionable.
1) Planning for TSR (Timing, Scoring and Results system) was badly delayed and initiated only in January 2009. There were clear and repeated interventions at different stages to steer the TSR contract towards Swiss Timing Omega and eliminate MSL, Spain. 
2) OC was left with a single financial bidder, effectively eliminating any opportunity for competitive pricing of TSR. This facilitated award of the TSR contract to Swiss Timing Omega at an exorbitant cost of Rs 135.27 crore (compared to just Rs 39.84 crore equivalent at Melbourne CWG-2006 from the same vendor).
1)It was found that the OC managed the work force in an arbitrary and ad hoc manner, leaving ample scope for patronage, favouritism and nepotism in the appointment and promotion of officials. 
2) The tendering process was clearly tailored to favour EKS. 
3) Security and reference checks were not carried out for most employees. 
4)Certain employees, whose past records should have rendered them unfit for appointment in the OC, were nevertheless appointed.
Games Village
1) Except for strengthening of the Akshardam bund, there was no evidence of compliance with the upstream flood mitigation/ abatement measures on the river Yamuna stipulated by the Ministry of Environment and Forests while according conditional environmental clearance. 
2) CAG could also not verify compliance with the orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, which had permitted construction on the basis of an assurance regarding monitoring of construction activities by a PM-appointed committee in association with Dr RK Pachauri.
Media Services
 Although Doordarshan was indicated as the Host Broadcaster in the May 2003 bid, it was formally notified by the OC only in March 2007. The award of the broadcasting services contract by PB to SIS Live was flawed on several counts. Only one bidder, SIS Live, was qualified on technical grounds, and the contract was awarded on a single financial bid, without any competition.


Popular posts from this blog

कर्ण और कृष्ण का संवाद - रामधारी सिंह 'दिनकर'

Following is excerpt from poem Rashmirathi written by Ram dhari singh dinkar. Karna reply to Krishna when he told story of his birth and ask him to join pandava side. सुन-सुन कर कर्ण अधीर हुआ, क्षण एक तनिक गंभीर हुआ,  फिर कहा "बड़ी यह माया है, जो कुछ आपने बताया है  दिनमणि से सुनकर वही कथा मैं भोग चुका हूँ ग्लानि व्यथा  मैं ध्यान जन्म का धरता हूँ, उन्मन यह सोचा करता हूँ,  कैसी होगी वह माँ कराल, निज तन से जो शिशु को निकाल  धाराओं में धर आती है, अथवा जीवित दफनाती है?  सेवती मास दस तक जिसको, पालती उदर में रख जिसको,  जीवन का अंश खिलाती है, अन्तर का रुधिर पिलाती है  आती फिर उसको फ़ेंक कहीं, नागिन होगी वह नारि नहीं  हे कृष्ण आप चुप ही रहिये, इस पर न अधिक कुछ भी कहिये  सुनना न चाहते तनिक श्रवण, जिस माँ ने मेरा किया जनन  वह नहीं नारि कुल्पाली थी, सर्पिणी परम विकराली थी  पत्थर समान उसका हिय था, सुत से समाज बढ़ कर प्रिय था  गोदी में आग लगा कर के, मेरा कुल-वंश छिपा कर के  दुश्मन का उसने काम किया, माताओं को बदनाम किया  माँ का पय भी न पीया मैंने, उलटे अभिशाप लिया मैंने  वह तो यशस्विनी बनी रह

रश्मिरथी ( सप्तम सर्ग ): कर्ण वध - रामधारी सिंह 'दिनकर'

1 निशा बीती, गगन का रूप दमका, किनारे पर किसी का चीर चमका। क्षितिज के पास लाली छा रही है, अतल से कौन ऊपर आ रही है ? संभाले शीश पर आलोक-मंडल दिशाओं में उड़ाती ज्योतिरंचल, किरण में स्निग्ध आतप फेंकती-सी, शिशिर कम्पित द्रुमों को सेंकती-सी, खगों का स्पर्श से कर पंख-मोचन कुसुम के पोंछती हिम-सिक्त लोचन, दिवस की स्वामिनी आई गगन में, उडा कुंकुम, जगा जीवन भुवन में । मगर, नर बुद्धि-मद से चूर होकर, अलग बैठा हुआ है दूर होकर, उषा पोंछे भला फिर आँख कैसे ? करे उन्मुक्त मन की पाँख कैसे ? मनुज विभ्राट् ज्ञानी हो चुका है, कुतुक का उत्स पानी हो चुका है, प्रकृति में कौन वह उत्साह खोजे ? सितारों के हृदय में राह खोजे ? विभा नर को नहीं भरमायगी यह है ? मनस्वी को कहाँ ले जायगी यह ? कभी मिलता नहीं आराम इसको, न छेड़ो, है अनेकों काम इसको । महाभारत मही पर चल रहा है, भुवन का भाग्य रण में जल रहा है। मनुज ललकारता फिरता मनुज को, मनुज ही मारता फिरता मनुज को । पुरुष की बुद्धि गौरव खो चुकी है, सहेली सर्पिणी की हो चुकी है, न छोड़ेगी किसी अपकर्म को वह, निगल ही जायगी सद्धर्म को वह । मरे अभिमन्यु अथवा भीष्म टूटें, पिता के प्राण

एक पुलिसवाले की व्यथा

लोग अक्सर कहते हैं कि पुलिस सही तरीके से क्राइम कंट्रोल नहीं करती है लेकिन पुलिस करे तो करे क्या। उग्र भीड़ को क्राइम कंट्रोल करने पर आधारित एक लघु कथा। उन्मादी भीड़ हाथों में नंगी तलवारें, लाठी, डंडे लिए पागलों की तरह पुलिस वालों को पत्थर मार मार कर खदेड़ रही थी। उसकी पुलिस भीड़ से अपना असलाह और खुद को बचाते हुए पीछे हट रही थी। थानेदार का सर बुरी तरह फूट गया दो सिपाही उसे सँभालते हुए पीछे हट रहे थे बड़े अफसर, एस डी ऍम, सब मौके से गायब थे। ऑर्रडर देने वाला कोई दूर दूर तक नहीं था। भीड़ हावी होती जा रही थी। सब को कहीं न कही चोट लगी थी।भीड़ को लाठी डंडो से काबू करने के हालात तो बिलकुल भी नहीं थे। सबकी जान पर बनी हुई थी परंतु हाथ में लोड राइफल होते हुए भी जवान गोली चलाने से बच रहे थे, कैसी कायर स्तिथि थी। अचानक हवलदार बुधना को भीड़ ने पकड़ लिया और एक आदमी ने बुधना के सर पर कैरोसिन की गैलन उंडेल दी और दूसरे ने माचिस निकाली ही थी की धाँय की आवाज हुई और माचिस वाला जमीं पर लुढकने लगा।दूसरी आवाज में तेल के गैलन वाला जमीं पर कला बाजी खा रहा था । भीड़ जहां थी वहीँ थम गयी और उलटे पावँ भागने लगी लेकिन......अ

Scheme for creation of National Optical Fiber Network for Broadband connectivity of Panchayats

The Union Cabinet recently approved a scheme for creation of a National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) for providing Broadband connectivity to Panchayats. The objective of the scheme is to extend the existing optical fiber network which is available up to district / block HQ’s level to the Gram Panchayat level initially by utilizing the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF). The cost of this initial phase of the NOFN scheme is likely to be about Rs.20,000 crore. A similar amount of investment is likely to be made by the private sector complementing the NOFN infrastructure while providing services to individual users. In economic terms, the benefits from the scheme are expected through additional employment, e-education, e-health, e-agriculture etc. and reduction in migration of rural population to urban areas. As per a study conducted by the World Bank, with every 10% increase in broadband penetration, there is an increase in GDP growth by 1.4%. NOFN will also facilitate implemen

किसको नमन करूँ मैं भारत? - Kisko Naman Karu Mein Bharat?

A poem dedicated to the nation written by Ramdhari Singh "dinkar"... तुझको या तेरे नदीश, गिरि, वन को नमन करूँ, मैं ? मेरे प्यारे देश ! देह या मन को नमन करूँ मैं ? किसको नमन करूँ मैं भारत ? किसको नमन करूँ मैं ? भू के मानचित्र पर अंकित त्रिभुज, यही क्या तू है ? नर के नभश्चरण की दृढ़ कल्पना नहीं क्या तू है ? भेदों का ज्ञाता, निगूढ़ताओं का चिर ज्ञानी है मेरे प्यारे देश ! नहीं तू पत्थर है, पानी है जड़ताओं में छिपे किसी चेतन को नमन करूँ मैं ? भारत नहीं स्थान का वाचक, गुण विशेष नर का है एक देश का नहीं, शील यह भूमंडल भर का है जहाँ कहीं एकता अखंडित, जहाँ प्रेम का स्वर है देश-देश में वहाँ खड़ा भारत जीवित भास्कर है निखिल विश्व को जन्मभूमि-वंदन को नमन करूँ मैं ! खंडित है यह मही शैल से, सरिता से सागर से पर, जब भी दो हाथ निकल मिलते आ द्वीपांतर से तब खाई को पाट शून्य में महामोद मचता है दो द्वीपों के बीच सेतु यह भारत ही रचता है मंगलमय यह महासेतु-बंधन को नमन करूँ मैं ! दो हृदय के तार जहाँ भी जो जन जोड़ रहे हैं मित्र-भाव की ओर विश्व की