‘50 graft cases pending sanction for prosecution’
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Last Updated: Monday, August 08, 2011, 15:52
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 said.

"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.


First Published: Monday, August 08, 2011, 15:52

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