New Delhi: An IB official and 110 others
from different government-controlled departments have been
imposed with a major penalty by the Central Vigilance
Commission for their alleged involvement in corrupt practises.
Out of the total 111 officials, a highest of 23 were from
Railways Ministry, 14 each from Central Board of Excise and
Customs and Punjab National Bank, nine from Syndicate Bank and
one official from the elite internal security agency --
Intelligence Bureau, the CVC said in its performance report
Besides, the Commission has recommended major penalty
against five officials from Central Coalfields Ltd, four each
from Andhra Bank, Canara Bank and Union Bank of India and
three each from Department of Atomic Energy, Department of
Telecommunications, Employees Provident Fund Organisation and
South Eastern Coalfields Ltd.
The CVC has effected recoveries to the tune of Rs 1.18
crore on account of technical examination of different public
procurement related works, it said.
The anti-corruption watchdog has received a total of
1,448 complaints against employees of different government
offices during the month, out of which 98 were forwarded to
the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of the respective
organisation for investigation and report, whereas 1,104 were
for necessary actions, it said.
The CVC initiated direct inquiry on one of the
complaints, while no action was taken on 273 other complaints
as they were not considered fit for initiating enquiry.
"The Commission is deeply concerned over continuing
delays in filling the post of CVOs in several key
organisations like Hindustan Shipyard Ltd, Power Grid
Corporation India Ltd, Steel Authority of India Ltd and
National Aluminium Corporation (NALCO)," the CVC said adding
that "the government is being regularly reminded."
The country`s intelligence agencies -- RAW and IB -- had
recently denied to make public information related to
corruption cases against their employees under the Right to