Media sources in India are following the Canadian government’s investigation of SNC-Lavalin with great interest.
(September 16, 2013) SNC-Lavalin’s decade-long scandal in India goes to trial.
(March 19, 2008) World Bank and the government of India launch face-saving investigation after defective HIV/AIDS test kits, purchased with bank funds, are supplied by the Indian government to hospitals and blood banks across the country.
(February 17, 2006) President of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee Ramesh Chennithala termed the SNC Lavalin deal as the biggest scam in the history of Kerala.
(March 14, 2006) The Congress party has accused the central leadership of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) of involvement in a controversial deal with the Canadian firm SNC-Lavalin.
(March 2, 2006) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has denied a charge that the UDF government had referred the controversial SNC-Lavalin-Kerala State Electricity Board deal to the CBI to leverage political mileage in the coming assembly polls.
(February 21, 2006) India’s Comptroller and Auditor General finds major lapses in government electricity deal with Canadian firm, SNC Lavalin.
(February 16, 2006)The State Assembly witnessed noisy scenes over the SNC Lavalin issue as Electricity Minister Aryadan Mohammed replied to allegations made by Opposition members.
(February 15, 2006) Party State secretariat accuses ruling front of having falsified facts.
(February 14, 2006) The KSEB signed an MoU with Lavalin in August 1995. Under the provisions of the MoU, the funds for the renovation were to be arranged by SNC Lavalin from the Export Development Corporation (EDC), Canada, and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The Board did
so, ignoring the CEA’s recommendation that immediate replacement of the generating units at the allivasal power station was not called for as the plant was in fairly good condition.
(February 13, 2006) The supply of goods and services were actually made by other firms at much higher costs leading to ‘extra avoidable payments.’ Quality of renovation work executed by the contractor in the absence of technology transfer and training could not be ensured.
(January 27, 2004) The President of India, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, called for a corruption-free public life for achieving the dream of making India a developed nation by 2020.
(September 19, 2003) Corruption is not new in India. It was, in fact, a part of the wages of the agents of the state in Mughal times (and before as well). It used to be called mamool or customary payment. It was not, as it has become now, speed money.
(April 23, 2002) A news team that nearly brought down India’s government last year with an explosive expose of corruption in politics is now itself on the verge of collapse.