CAG to audit alleged irregularities in Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s residence renovation

Wednesday, 28 June 2023 (10:53 IST)
New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) will conduct a special audit into the alleged “administrative and financial” irregularities in the renovation of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s official residence, sources said on Tuesday.
The move follows a request by the Centre to the CAG in this regard.
According to the sources, the Ministry of Home Affairs has ordered the audit by the CAG following a letter received from Delhi Lieutenant Governor’s Secretariat that pointed out the alleged gross irregularities.
The LG in a letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs had said that the media highlighted the alleged irregularities. According to the report, in the name of renovation, addition and alteration, full-fledged construction and re-construction of a new building was done by PWD, the sources said.
It is alleged that initially the proposal was to provide additional accommodation in the residence of the Chief Minister, however later on the proposal approved for an entirely new construction after demolition of the existing building, sources said. (UNI)

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