New Delhi: Government on Thursday said that about
30 officials of the premier probe agency, CBI, have been
prosecuted in the last three years.
According to the information given by Minister of State
for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V Narayanasamy
in a written reply to Rajya Sabha, a highest of 13 officials
were prosecuted by different courts in 2009, followed by 11 in
2008 and seven during last year.
With the enactment of the CVC Act, 2003, the
superintendence over the functioning of the CBI in so far as
it relates to the investigation of offences alleged to have
been committed under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
now stands vested with the Central Vigilance Commission.
"An effective vigilance set up is in place in the CBI to
check corruption and delinquency amongst its officials,"
In reply to another question, the Minister said a total
of 815 cases are at different stages of investigation in the
CBI as on December 31, 2010.
The CBI has a total strength of about 5,151 personnel.