first_imgIt was noticed construction work of these stadiums has notIt was noticed construction work of these stadiums has not started (June 2015) as the land was not made available by Gram Panchayats concerned. DSYAO, Ambala stated (June 2015) the work has not been started so far. Response from DSYAO, Jhajjar was not received, the CAG report said.Thus, transferring of funds without ensuring availability of land resulted not only in blockade of funds of Rs 1.52 crore but also deprived sports persons of the facilities.Scrutiny of records of district sports and youth affairs officers (DSYAO) of Ambala and Yamunanagar showed the SYA transferred Rs 32.25 lakh to the different executing agencies for renovation of gymnasium hall and construction of mini stadium at Rupali village (Yamunanagar) during July 2008 to March 2014, the report said.During physical verification by the department, the Deputy Director found there was seepage at one or two places of the ceiling of the Gymnasium hall, it said.Despite expenditure of Rs 16.63 lakh (July 2012) and Rs 1.23 lakh (November 2013) on renovation of the hall at Ambala, defects could not be fixed, it said.The fact, thus, remains that even after incurring expenditure of Rs 17.86 lakh on repair of the gymnasium hall, it could not be put to use as of December 2015, report said.An amount of Rs 14.39 lakh was released to Executive Engineer, PRI, Yamunanagar in July 2008 for construction of Mini Stadium at village Rupali, without ensuring availability of land, the report said.The executing agency returned (December 2008) Rs 12.38 lakh to the Department after deducting Rs 2.01 lakh incurred on 10 per cent of the work, which proved wasteful as a stay order had been given by the High Court on the land the stadium was to be built on. As such, Mini stadium remained unconstructed till December 2015, the report said. PTI CHS TIR SK TIRadvertisementlast_img read more