Formed after Delhi High Court order, Shunglu panel submits report to LG Najeeb Jung

The Shunglu committee has also suggested that the report be made public.

Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Published:November 28, 2016 1:56 am
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The three-member Shunglu Committee late Saturday night submitted its report on the alleged irregularities in the Delhi government’s administration to Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung.

Following the Delhi HC order of August 4 which stated that the L-G is the administrative head of Delhi, Jung had set up an expert committee — comprising former Comptroller and Auditor General V K Shunglu, former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami and former chief Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar — to examine the 400-odd files pertaining to decisions taken by the government without his approval since February 2015.

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Sources said the report has delved into issues that were covered by the media on the alleged irregularities in appointments across various departments.

On the issue of alleged nepotism, sources said, the report has revealed certain details that could put the government in a spot. Examples such as the appointment of Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain’s daughter Soumya Jain to the health department and others — where relatives of ministers have allegedly been incorporated directly or indirectly in the government — have been mentioned in details in the report.

Sources said the report has also faulted the government on the issue of premium bus service tender. It is likely that the report has mentioned officials who had not followed the due process required in vetting files, sources said.

The Shunglu committee has also suggested that the report be made public.