As Part of its cumbersome winding up process,the Organising Committee (OC) has taken crucial decisions on the disposal of expensive equipment and sports gear used for the Commonwealth Games.
At a meeting held last week,the OC reviewed the process of disposal and sale of CWG paraphernalia,ranging from kitchen equipment and linen to computers. For one,the OCs technology wing has dispatched a formal proposal to the Delhi government for use of about 15,00 desktop computers in government schools. The computers will not be exactly a donation. We will accept whatever the government offers us in return. This will be more than what we will earn from an auction and we are confident of the benefit to students, a key official in the department said.
As reported earlier,the OC will be releasing a public tender for the sale of the aerostat,used as a prop for the opening and closing ceremonies,and a separate tender for sale of the imported kitchen equipment used in the Games Village. It is understood that around 50 companies have visited the Village to see the kitchen equipment and many have shown interest bidding for the same.
As far as the sports equipment used and unused is concerned,OC officials said it will be offered on similar terms to the Sports Authority of India (SAI). A detailed inventory is being made at all CWG venues.
The OC has also constituted a committee under CEO Jarnail Singh to examine instances of non-compliance of contractual obligations by six or seven major contractors. Significantly,the contracts the committee are likely to examine,and probably stop part payments of,include those awarded for catering,running the CWG website,Games News Service and TSR (Timing,Scoring and Results).
The OC is likely to elicit the help of government auditors as well as the feedback they have received of non-compliance from heads of different functional areas before taking a decision on the quantum of payments to be withheld. But the OC has very little time since they have to settle all accounts and payments by November 15.