CBI, IAS officer under CVC scanner for corruption

The Central Vigilance Commission has advised prosecution proceedings against 17 officers, including an IAS, working in different government organisations for their alleged involvement in corruption.

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2010, 14:42 PM IST

New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission
has advised prosecution proceedings against 17 officers,
including an IAS, working in different government
organisations for their alleged involvement in corruption.

After conducting preliminary inquiries, the CVC has found
that Sanjiv Kumar, a 1985-batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre,
working with Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions and Bose
Partha Sarathi, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Special Crime
Branch, in Central Bureau of Investigation were allegedly
involved in corrupt practises.

The anti-corruption watchdog has written to departments
concerned to issue sanction for prosecution to these
personnel, CVC said in its performance report for July.

The Commission imposed severe disciplinary action against
132 officers, including a highest of 29 from Railway Ministry,
followed by 26 from Municipal Corporation of Delhi and 12 from
Central Board of Excise and Customs.

It recommended major penalty against seven officers from
UCO Bank, six each from Canara Bank and Ministry of Defence,
five each in Indian Bank, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur and
four from Department of Telecommunications.

The CVC has also effected recoveries of over Rs 5
crore after conducting technical examination of different
procurement and work being done by various organisation, the
report said.

The Commission has received 1,574 complaints from people
and whistle blowers during the month.

"The Commission is deeply concerned over continuing
delays in filling the post of Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs)
in several key organisations like Hindustan Shipyards Ltd,
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Delhi Transport Corporation and
National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO)," it said, adding
"the government is being regularly reminded."

PTI