CVC awaits sanction for prosecution against 59 govt officials

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has for months now been awaiting sanction to prosecute 59 government employees, including IAS officers, for their alleged involvement in corruption.

PTI| Updated: Sep 23, 2014, 17:01 PM IST

New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has for months now been awaiting sanction to prosecute 59 government employees, including IAS officers, for their alleged involvement in corruption.

Of a total of 26 cases involving these officials, the highest of five each are pending with the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and the Delhi Jal Board, four cases are with Bank of India and three with Indian Overseas Bank, according to the latest CVC data.

Among the rest are two cases each involving officials of the Ministries of Home Affairs and Finance and one each dealing with officials of Corporation Bank, Indian Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce and Defence Ministry, said the data.

As per the norms, sanction for prosecution requests have to be decided in four months' time.

A list carrying the names and designations of these officials has been put up on the CVC website. Some of the cases which are awaiting sanction for prosecution were registered by CBI almost three years back.