Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mani Shankar Aiyer responsible for Games flop

sep 28th, 2010

arvind dug up this information -- so was the sonia gandhi commonwealth kumbhakonam (fraud to the uninitiated) really an idea from iyer?

wouldn't put it past him by any means.

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From: Arvind 

May 24, 2006
Aiyar heads C'wealth Games apex committee

Jul 7, 2006
Aiyar who visited Manchester City on Tuesday had a first hand glimpse of the facilities made available for the 2002 Games. 

Aug 24, 2006
The Minister of Panchayati Raj and Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar has said ... the actual conduct of the Games by the Organising Committee; and preliminary estimates for the preparation of the teams for the Games, the estimated expenditure on Government account would be around Rs.3,750 crore.

Dec 13, 2006
The Commonwealth Games 2010 would cover 17 disciplines. The Games are scheduled to be held from October 3 to 14, 2010 in Delhi. Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar, Minister of Panchayatri Raj, Youth Affairs and Sports and DONER, informed the Parliamentary Consultative Committee attached to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports which he chaired last evening.
A revenue neutral budget of Rs. 767 crore, with a flexibility to sanction an escalation of 15 per cent by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, has been recommended for the Organising Committee. It has also been recommended that a risk analysis of the projected revenue stream and detailed exercise for validation of the budget would be undertaken, and a system of concurrent audit put in place. So far, funds to the tune of Rs.99.76 crore have been provided to the Organising Committee, to meet various international commitments and other requirements of expenditure. EFC has agreed to and recommended a budget of Rs.1000 crore to Sports Authority of India with scope of variation upto 10 per cent within which Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports can give approvals. An amount of Rs. 12.50 crore has so far been released to the SAI for appointment of Consultants for the preparation of designs, etc, in respect of the infrastructure to be developed by SAI. EFC has approved/recommended an amount of Rs. 325 crore to be provided to DDA with a flexibility of 25 per cent within which the Ministry could give the necessary approvals.


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