CVC seeks report from MCD on 30 graft complaints

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 15:29

New Delhi: The Central Vigilance
Commission has directed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to
investigate and report its findings on a total of 30
complaints of alleged corruption.

Besides, it has imposed major penalty against 138
officials of several Central government departments and public
sector banks for their alleged involvement in corrupt
practises.

According to its performance report for November, the
anti-corruption watchdog said that out of the 226 signed
complaints it received, a highest of 30 were against MCD
officials, followed by 22 against Bharat Sanchar Nigam
Limited, 15 each against Delhi Police and Government of
National Capital Territory of Delhi and 13 against Delhi
Development Authority officials among others.

In addition, the Commission has received 34 anonymous
complaints against five officials of MCD, three of DDA and two
each officials of Department of Financial Services, Government
of NCT of Delhi, Ministry of Urban Development, National
Insurance Company Limited and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
Limited among others.

The probity watchdog has directed its Chief Vigilance
Officers (CVOs) of all concerned departments to investigate
and report their findings on these complaints related to
corruption.

The CVC also imposed major penalty on 138 officers,
including a highest of 39 from Central Board of Excise and
Customs (CBEC), 15 from Ministry of Railways, 12 each from
Ministry of Urban Development and MCD, 11 from Department of
Telecommunications and seven from State Bank of Bikaner and
Jaipur, the report said.

The Chief Technical Examination Wing of the Commission
has also made recoveries of over Rs 1.31 crore after
inspecting procurements process and works being carried out by
as many as four organisations during the month, it said.

The Commission has received 1,836 corruption-related
complaints including 48 from whistleblowers. The complaints
were forwarded for necessary action to concerned vigilance
officers of the government departments.

"The Commission is deeply concerned over continuing
delays in filling the post of CVOs in several key
organisations like Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
(PGCIL), Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and National
Aluminium Corporation (NALCO). The government is being
regularly reminded," it said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 15:29

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