Over 100 officials under CVC scanner for alleged corruption

A total of 101 officials, including the highest 18 from Canara Bank, have been slapped with major penalty for their alleged involvement in corruption by the Central Vigilance Commission.

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2010, 18:31 PM IST

New Delhi: A total of 101 officials,
including the highest 18 from Canara Bank, have been slapped
with major penalty for their alleged involvement in corruption
by the Central Vigilance Commission.

The penalty was imposed against 15 officials of Central
Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), nine from Vijaya Bank,
eight from Ministry of Defence and seven from Ministry of
Railways for allegedly involved in financial irregularities,
the CVC said in its performance report of August.
While six each were from Ministry of Urban Development,
Rail India Technical and Economic Services, four each were
from Development of North Eastern region, Syndicate Bank and
three from Municipal Corporation of Delhi, it said.

The transparency watchdog made a recovery of over Rs 2.60
crore during the month on the basis of technical examination
of public procurement and works being carried out by different
agencies.

"The Commission is deeply concerned over continuing
delays in filling the post of Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs)
in several key organisations like Hindustan Shipyards Ltd,
Delhi Transport Corporation and NALCO," it said.
The CVC has received a total of 1,298 complaints related
to alleged corruption. Besides it has received 29 Whistle
Blower Complaints and 121 Anonymous one in the month.

Acting on the CVC advice, the Ministry of Personnel has
sanctioned prosecution against its five officers, three of
Central Board of Excise and Customs and one each of Ministry
of Information Technology, Central Public Works Department,
Delhi Development Authority, Central Bureau of Investigation
and Ministry of Home Affairs during the period, it added.

PTI