Delhi LG Seeks Report on Delay in Action Over CVC Report on Additional Classrooms in Govt Schools

Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena has sought a report from the chief secretary over a delay of greater than 2.5 years in performing on a CVC report on an inquiry into building of extra lecture rooms in authorities colleges, sources advised PTI. The report, which discovered gross irregularities and procedural lapses in execution of the tasks, was despatched by the CVC to the vigilance secretary in February 2020, searching for feedback for additional investigation and motion.

No rapid response was out there from the Delhi authorities on the problem. “The L-G has taken a critical view of this inordinate delay that seems to be an apparent try at protecting up gross malpractice pointing in the direction of corruption, other than violating related clauses of the CVC handbook. The LG Secretariat had acquired a criticism enclosing a duplicate of the CVC communication to the Directorate of Vigilance,” sources on the L-G workplace stated.

The CVC had acquired a criticism in 2019 concerning irregularities and value overrun in building of extra lecture rooms in Delhi authorities colleges. Delhi BJP MLA Vijender Gupta, who had lodged the criticism in July 2019, demanded that corruption in building of lecture rooms needs to be probed by the CBI and motion taken in opposition to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who holds the schooling portfolio.

In accordance with the findings within the CVC report, the price of developing extra lecture rooms escalated to the extent of Rs 326.25 crore, which is 53 per cent increased than the awarded quantity of tender. “This escalated value was utilised for the development of solely 4,027 lecture rooms in opposition to 6,133 that had been to be constructed. In 194 colleges, 1,214 bathrooms had been constructed in opposition to the requirement of 160 bathrooms at an additional expenditure of roughly Rs 37 crore. Bathrooms had been additionally counted and projected as lecture rooms by the Delhi authorities,” a supply stated.

“The sanctioned quantity for these tasks was Rs 989.26 crore, the award worth of all tenders was Rs 860.63 crore, however the precise expenditure went as much as Rs 1,315.57 crore. No contemporary tender was referred to as for finishing up the extra work and implementing richer specs. These works had been carried out by current contractors who had been working in different colleges. High quality points in execution of the works and quite a few works had been left incomplete,” the supply added.

With inputs from companies

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