Central Vigilance Commission refuses to unveil details of multi-crore CWG scam


The Central Vigilance Commission has declined to share subtle elements on instances of claimed debasement in execution of the multi-crore Commonwealth Games related ventures here, saying it will “disproportionately divert” its assets.

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The Commonwealth Games which were held amid October 3-14, 2010 were damaged by assertions of defilement. Different test organizations like CBI and ED are investigating the cases of alleged graft in the mega sporting event.

Answering to a RTI inquiry, the CVC said the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) concerned, SC Sinha, has expressed that the data looked for is not promptly accessible and it might be accessible in various documents, and separating or assembling of data from these records would occupy the restricted assets of this open power.

“Hence, the information cannot be made available under Section 7 (9) of the RTI Act, 2005,” the CVC said in answer to the RTI application recorded by PTI.

According to the Section, a data should commonly be given in the frame in which it is looked for unless it would excessively redirect the assets of general society power or would be impeding to the security or protection of the record being referred to.

The CVC was solicited to give points of interest on cases from debasement in CWG-related tasks being tested by it.

“Another CPIOs concerned have stated that the information sought by you pertains to third party, which is exempted from disclosure under Section 8 (1) (j) of the RTI Act, 2005,” the honesty guard dog said.

The Section bars making open data which identifies with individual data, the divulgence of which has no relationship to any open movement or intrigue, or which would bring about baseless intrusion of security of the individual unless the Central Public Information Officer is fulfilled that the bigger open intrigue legitimizes its revelation.

“Given that the data which can’t be denied to the Parliament or a State Legislature should not be denied to any individual, the Section peruses facilitate.

The CVC, which went into claimed anomalies in CWG-related city and development ventures, has additionally allegedly discovered expense avoidance of Rs 1,014.60 crore by government divisions and privately owned businesses

No less than 9,000 freely financed ventures worth a few crores were executed by 37 government offices and privately owned businesses for the Commonwealth Games.

Taking after affirmations of debasement in CWG-related works, previous Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had shaped an abnormal state test council, headed by previous Comptroller and Auditor General V K Shunglu, to investigate it.

The Committee had submitted six reports saying different occurrences of vast scale defilement and different omissions.

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