New Delhi: The government has decided to set up a
committee to review CBI cases which are pending for more than
10 years and recommend ways for their early disposal, Lok
Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
"The central government had constituted a Group of
Ministers (GoM) on January 6, 2011 to consider measures that
can be taken by the Government to tackle corruption," Minister
of State for Personnel, Public Grevances and Pensions V
Narayasamy said in reply to a query.
One of the terms of reference of the GoM was to consider
and advise on `fast tracking of all cases of public servants
accused of corruption`, he said.
Accordingly, the GoM decided that a Committee headed by a
retired judge of Supreme Court and having as its members, a
retired CVC, retired Director of CBI and another person of
impeccable reputation who could be drawn from Civil society
should review the pending CBI cases, in particular, more than
10-years old and suggest measures for their early disposal.
"Apart from the decision to set up the committee, the
central government has drawn a scheme for setting up 71
Additional Special Courts for speedy trial of CBI cases. Out
of 70 courts sanctioned, 48 courts have started functioning by
engaging personnel under newly created post of public
prosecutor, parivi officers, naib courts etc for these
courts," he said.