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Delhi govt to include aam aadmi in probe panels

They will submit their separate reports to be used for <g data-gr-id="15">cross checking</g> the official report of the panel. As a <g data-gr-id="16">start up</g>, a 10-member Social Audit Committee is being constituted to review all the approved projects of rural development in which five members will be from the general public.  

“The inquiry reports submitted by the internal vigilance department often ends up saving the concessionaire and officers involved in it. However, the locals give crucial information about the ongoing corruption in the projects as they are witnesses of the wrongdoings,” said Gopal Rai, Delhi 
transport minister, who also holds charge of development and flood & irrigation department. 

The proposed Social Audit Committee will scrutinise all the ongoing and approved projects in the rural areas and submit <g data-gr-id="24">report</g> of each project directly to the minister. 

“The decision was taken after <g data-gr-id="22">large</g> scale of complaint against contractors in executing projects in rural areas wherein they were allegedly using <g data-gr-id="23">low quality</g> construction material,” he added. 

Besides, this Social Audit Committee, all the inquiry panels constituted by the department in future will have members from the public sourced from the spot during surprise inspections, informed Rai. 

The minister also informed that on Wednesday, two persons in a probe panel were chosen to investigate into corruption allegations in <g data-gr-id="19">construction</g> of a community centre in Najafgarh.  

“The decision to keep non-government members in the inquiry panels was taken after the success in <g data-gr-id="30">social</g> audit of bus depots of Delhi Transport Corporation. After receiving the reports, we summoned joint meetings before taking any action,” said Rai. 

The minister further added that the AAP government will extend the plan in other departments as well and payments to the contractors would be made only after the locals are satisfied with the infrastructure projects. 
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