New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission
is awaiting for over four months the sanction to launch
prosecution against 47 government officials for their alleged
involvement in corruption.
CVC officials said 29 cases involving 47 officials from
different ministries and departments are pending sanction for
Of the total cases, a maximum of 11 are pending with the
Ministry of Finance, three with Ministry of Railways and two
each with Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Bharat
Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and State Bank of India.
Besides, the anti corruption watchdog is awaiting nod to
prosecute corrupt personnel in one cases each related to the
Ministry of Personnel and Public Grievances, Ministry of
Defence, Ministry of Steel, Delhi Government, Ministry of
Shipping, Ministry of Labour, Canara Bank, Dena Bank and
Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI).
The probity watchdog has put up a list on its website
giving details of 47 officials accused of graft.
"The concerned ministries or departments are regularly
reminded to clear the cases related to sanction for
prosecution," a CVC official said.
The Supreme Court while hearing a case last month had
held that sanction would be deemed to be granted if the
competent authority fails to take a decision within a period
of four months.