New Delhi: About Rs 200 crore have been recovered by Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) after conducting technical examination of public procurement and other works being carried out by various government departments last year.
The anti-corruption watchdog is mandated to conduct technical examination of any public works done by central government departments or public sector enterprises under its jurisdiction.
As many as 53 reports were submitted to the Commission by its Chief Technical Examination wing which resulted in recovery of about Rs 198.97 crore, according to CVC`s monthly performance reports for the year.
The highest recovery of Rs 109.68 crore was made in January, Rs 6.48 cr in February, Rs 5.67 cr in March, Rs 1.07 cr in April, Rs 5.15 cr in May, Rs 35.33 cr in June, Rs 21.26 cr in July, Rs 10.30 cr in August, Rs 1.64 cr in September, Rs 1.36 cr in October, Rs 57.68 lakh in November and Rs 38.93 lakh in December 2013.
The probity watchdog had effected a recovery of Rs 151.19 crore during 2012.
According to CVC`s performance report for December 2013, as many as 1,251 corruption complaints, including 22 from whistle blowers, were processed during the month. It sought investigation or factual report in 54 complaints from the concerned ministries or departments.
The CVC advised initiation of major penalty proceedings against 71 officials of various central government departments which include a Joint Director of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, four general managers from Industrial Development Bank of India, an executive director of Dena Bank and an IFS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre.
Besides, the then Chairman and Managing Director of National Project Construction Corporation Ltd and a General Manager from Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd were also advised the penalty by the Commission during the month.
On the advice of the Commission, competent authorities imposed major penalties on 92 officials of various ministries or departments which include a general manager from Air India, a general manager from Punjab National Bank, a chief engineer and superintending engineer from Delhi Development Authority, it said.