Delhi's Vigilance Directorate calls for an investigation into a Rs 1300 billion scandal involving the building of school classrooms.

Delhi government has requested that a special body investigate the Arvind Kejriwal Governments vast irregularities and corruption in the construction of 2,405 classrooms in 193 government schools . The Delhi government has submitted a report to the Chief Secretary in the matter .

New Delhi (India) : The Department of vigilance (DoV) of Delhi has requested that a special body investigate the Arvind Kejriwal Government's vast irregularities and corruption in the construction of 2,405 classrooms in 193 government schools in the capital.According to DoV sources, the Delhi governments' vigilance department has submitted a report to the Chief Secretary in the matter, but it has also advised the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to investigate the CVC's findings along with the PWD's and the Education Department's replies.The CVC had also requested that the Chief Secretary look into the delay in August this year and prepare a report in the process.In addition to several procedural flaws and the imposition of rules and manuals to impediment the tender process, the DoV has specifically highlighted the role of private individuals, viz.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal directed the construction of additional classrooms in Delhi government schools in April 2015.The PWD was given the responsibility of constructing 2405 classrooms in 193 schools.CVC launched a complaint on August 25, 2019 about irregularities and cost overruns in the building of classrooms, and based on the results, projected a total requirement of 7180 equivalent classrooms (ECR) in 194 schools.In the name of more detailed specifications, the building bill increased by up to 90 percent, without calling a bid.

A blatant breach of the GFR, the CPWD Works Manual, and poor quality of construction and incomplete work were included in the CVC investigation report, in which bids were introduced and accepted, but the awarded contract value increased from 17% to 90%, which was 53% more than the allocated amount of tender.By the Delhi Government, toilets were counted and projected as classrooms.In 141 schools, only 4027 classrooms were constructed.The sanctioned amount for these projects was Rs.989.26 crore, and the award value of all bids was Rs 860.63 crore, but the actual expense was up to Rs 1315.57 crore.

A number of experiments have been left incomplete.According to the report, it was a gross breach of the GFR, the CPWD Works Manual, and the CVC Guidelines.

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