Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been cleared of wrongdoing relating to a scandal connected to the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi but a report has criticised his appointment of Suresh Kalmadi as head of the Organising Committee.
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC), due to table their full report in Parliament today, accused Singh of "passing the buck" in choosing Kalmadi to lead Delhi 2010 for the event.
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) produced a report on the corruption scandal linked to the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.
It was scathing of the appointment of Kalmadi, as well as alleged acts of omission and commission by several Government departments and officials involved in the preparation and hosting of the event.
Singh, India's Prime Minister for 10 years between 2004 and 2014, has also come under fire over the delay in preparing reports about the progress of various projects related to the Games.
Kalmadi, President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) from 1996 to 2012, spent 10 months in jail from April 2011 to January 2012 on corruption charges related to his chairmanship of New Delhi 2010.
He was charged with conspiracy, forgery and misconduct under the Prevention of Corruption Act but is yet to face trial.
He was accused of awarding a contract to install the timing, scoring and results system for the Commonwealth Games to Swiss Timing at vastly inflated rates.
PAC chairman KV Thomas has insisted the reason for the prolonged process, resulting in their report not being delivered to the Indian Parliament until seven years after the conclusion of the event, was because of the large volume of documents they had to go through.
The PAC has held 157 meetings and presented 73 reports under Thomas, it is claimed.
Some of these reports were not related to Delhi 2010.
"There was unanimity in the Committee on the findings," said Thomas.
"There were minor disagreements, but they were resolved.
"There was nothing against the then Prime Minister in the report, there was nothing that the [then] PMO did out of the way."
In December, Kalmadi was forced to reject the role of IOA Honorary President following a public backlash following his surprise selection at an Annual General Meeting in Chennai.