‘50 graft cases pending sanction for prosecution’
New Delhi: The CVC is awaiting prosecution
sanction in close to 50 corruption cases against senior
officials, including IAS and IPS, from different government
departments and ministries for more than four months.
According to the Central Vigilance Commission, out of 44
cases, a highest of six are from the Ministry of Urban
Development and Poverty, five from the Ministry of Finance and
four each from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and Ministry of
Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions among others.
Three cases involving officials of United India Insurance
Co Ltd, two each of UCO bank, Ministry of Human resources and
Development, Defence Ministry, Coal India Ltd and Bharat
Petroleum Corporation Ltd are pending approval from competent
authorities for prosecution, the anti-corruption watchdog data
"We have sent reminders to concerned offices to grant
sanction for prosecution. We will raise the matter of delay in
giving approval for prosecution with the representatives of
respective ministries soon," a CVC official said.
In its monthly progress report for June, the probity
watchdog said a total of 131 officials have been charged with
irregularities. A highest of 25 are from Central Board of
Excise and Customs, followed by 16 from Ministry of Commerce,
12 from Union Bank of India and 10 from Railway Ministry.
The Commission effected a recovery of over Rs 16 crore
after inspecting works carried out by certain government
departments, it said.
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