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CWG OC gets new address; to move to Jawaharlal Nehru stadium

The Games organising body's swanky nine-storeyed office at 1, Jai Singh Road has been given to various government departments including National Investigation Agency (NIA) among others

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Mired in alleged irregularities, Commonwealth Games Organising Committee will soon move into a new office inside Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) stadium here.

The Games organising body's swanky nine-storeyed office at 1, Jai Singh Road has been given to various government departments including National Investigation Agency (NIA) among others. At present, the NIA functions from District Centre, Jasola.

"We had been alloted office space inside the JLN stadium. But, it was found to be inadequate. We have asked for more space," said Jarnail Singh, Chief Executive Officer of the OC.

He said that the OC will move in to another new address once they get sufficient space.

The Organising Committee was first scheduled to be wound up by March 2011, but authorities had later decided to extend its tenure till all its pending works get completed.

The OC, which conducted the 2010 Commonwealth Games, is contesting over a dozen legal cases in various courts here.

The Games were marred by allegations of corruption as law and enforcement agencies, including CBI, CVC and ED, have launched investigations in various financial irregularities in the execution of CWG contracts.

Prime Minister appointed high-level Shunglu committee, who in 2011 submitted six reports related to alleged CWG related irregularities.

A Group of Ministers is examining these reports.

The OC is in process of digitising its records related to the conduct of the Games.

The Games organising body, which started with contractual and regular work force of about 2,000 people before the start of the sporting event, is also laying off employees in phases.

About 50 personnel are working in the OC, mostly in its legal department.

"They would also be laid off in due course of time," a senior OC official said.

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