In a shocking revelation, CAG has raised concern about the deals between CWG and certain media houses. They were given the contracts worth crores of rupees, but they didn’t live up to the response. “Their response in CWG scam is also suspicious”, said CAG.
CAG report also said, “Games Time Website, supposed to publish the latest information about the events, was really uploaded with the latest and real information”.
The website was being managed by Hindustan Times and Hungama. The website named Korea, Japan, Philippines and the US among the nations participating in the Games – but none of them did.
Even the Commonwealth Games Federation head Mike Fennell said, “Games Website is not certainly up to the standards, and having big problems”.
In a bidding process, HT-Hungama documentation was inadequate, but still ignored by the technical committee. Finally, they were given contract.
The contract for production and broadcasting of commercials was given to two news channels, CNN-IBN and NDTV. The CAG said, the Olympic Committee showed lethargic approach with no planning for specific channels, time slots and cost benefit analysis.
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