The Central Vigilance Commission has made serious allegations against the Public Works Department, claiming that in various projects undertaken by different departments of the government towards preparation for the Commonwealth Games there have been widespread procedural violations and corruption. The PWD Minister Rajkumar Chauhan’s response is on expected lines. He has, in essence, accused the CVC of making an irresponsible statement that his department has followed the highest standard of transparency.
Now, both cannot be right. If CVC is right, the PWD Minister should be placed on mat. If the Minister is right, the Central Vigilance Commission has much to answer. In either case the Central government cannot remain a silent spectator. Will Manmohan Singh act?
Dr Mookhi Amir Ali