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79 cases against 240 public servants registered in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir state vigilance organization (SVO) has registered 79 cases against 240 public servants, including 106 gazetted officers, during the last year, a senior official said on Monday.



Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir state vigilance organization (SVO) has registered 79 cases against 240 public servants, including 106 gazetted officers, during the last year, a senior official said on Monday.

While briefing Governor N N Vohra about the functioning of the SVO, Mohammed Ashraf Bukhari, secretary to Government, General Administration department, said that besides a total of 30 government employees were caught while accepting bribe.

"A total of 16 cases are pending for sanction of prosecution, which included seven cases relating to the Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous Bodies," he said.

Director, Vigilance organization, Sheikh Owais Ahmed said, "during the last year, 79 cases were registered against 240 public servants, including 106 gazetted officers; 30 public servants were caught while accepting bribe and cases stand registered against them".

He said the Vigilance Organization sends alert notices to bring to the state government's notice cases of deviations and violation of codes and rules.

The Governor directed that investigation and prosecution of all pending cases should be completed within notified time frames.

He also directed the Vigilance Organization to ensure that the public service delivery system is kept under special watch to ensure that its functioning is responsive and transparent.

From Zee News

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