A Preliminary Enquiry had been registered by the CBI on Tuesday,4th October to investigate ‘alleged irregularities in the appointment of officials with hefty pay packages in the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee.’ It was alleged that the Organising Committee under the chairmanship of jailed MP, Suresh Kalmadi, had appointed persons close to him breaking all rules and regulations and it is on complaints and references from Central Vigilance Commission on this regard that the PE was lodged against unknown persons in the Games organising body . In its PE, the CBI has alleged that during the period of 2003 to 2009, persons who had no proficiency for assorted jobs were nominated to the OC and those who did not follow the instructions of Kalmadi and his assistants were allegedly removed. The appointments of senior officials in the Organising Committee shall be investigated by the CBI. The organising body on the whole constituted about 2,100 officials engaged for diverse duties associated to the mega sporting event. Irregularities had been found in the recruitment procedures after a previous enquiry by the CVC and the High Level Shunglu Committee.
Reported By Lydia Chitra Jacob