CVC awaits sanction to prosecute 47 officials

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is awaiting the nod from different departments for over four months to prosecute 47 senior officials for their alleged involvement in 29 corruption-related cases.

New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission
(CVC) is awaiting the nod from different departments for over
four months to prosecute 47 senior officials for their alleged
involvement in 29 corruption-related cases.

Of the total cases, a highest of 11 are related to
Ministry of Finance, three to Ministry of Railways, two each
to State Bank of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development
and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited.

Besides them, one case each involving officials of
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dena
Bank, Canara Bank, Industrial Development Bank of India
(IDBI), Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Shipping, Road
Transport and Highways, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Steel
and Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi was
pending for sanction of prosecution, according to a latest
data.

CVC officials said that there has been a delay in many
cases beyond "considerable time" for grant of sanction for
prosecution against corrupt government officials. The
permission to prosecute such officials acts as a deterrent in
the drive to eradicate corruption and bring transparency in
the system, they said.

"We keep on reminding the departments concerned to
expedite sanction for prosecution in corruption-related
cases," a CVC official said.

PTI

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