CVC asks MCD, Delhi Govt to probe 14 complaints of corruption

Last Updated: Friday, October 22, 2010 - 17:28

New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission
has sent 10 complaints to Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD)
and four to Delhi Government, asking them to investigate the
alleged financial irregularities.

Besides four complaints were also sent to Punjab National
Bank, three to United India Insurance Company Limited and two
each to Canara Bank, Delhi State Industrial And Infrastructure
Development Corporation Limited, Ministry of Information and
Technology and State Bank of India.

The CVC, which had received 60 "signed complaints" of
alleged corruption in different central and state government
run departments, sent one complaint each to New Delhi
Municipal Council (NDMC) and Delhi Transco Limited, the
Commission said in its performance report for September.

Major penalty was imposed against 11 officers of MCD and
three Delhi Development Authority for their alleged
involvement in corrupt practices.

The anti-corruption watchdog has received a total of
1,238 complaints during the month. Out of which 928 were sent
for different state and central Government run departments for
necessary action. Whereas no action was taken in 178
complaints as per the Commission`s complaint handling policy.

It has received complaints of alleged corruption against
officers posted in Ministry of Railways, nationalised banks
like State Bank of India and Union Bank of India in the month.
The CVC is probing alleged financial irregularities in
different Commonwealth Games related projects done by civic
and construction agencies like DDA, MCD, NDMC and Public Works
Department (PWD) besides others.

It also made recoveries of over Rs 15 crore after
conducting technical examination of several organisations
during the month.

"The Commission is deeply concerned over continuing
delays in filling up the post of Chief Vigilance Officers
(CVOs) in several key organisations like Hindustan Shipyard
Limited, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd, Bharat Earth
Movers Limited, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and NALCO,"
it said in the report.

PTI




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