New Delhi: Nearly 130 officials from different
government departments, including the Central Board of Excise
and Customs and Railways, have come under the lens of Central
Vigilance Commission for alleged corruption.
Of the total of 131 officials charged with irregularities,
the highest number of 25 is from Central Board of Excise and
Customs, followed by 16 from Ministry of Commerce, 12 from
Union Bank of India and 10 from Railway Ministry.
The anti-corruption watchdog has recommended major penalty
against one officials each from Ministry of Home Affairs, All
India Institute of Medical Sciences, Power Grid Corporation of
India Ltd and Northern Coalfields Ltd among others. It also
recommended fine against several officials from nationalised
banks, officials said.
According to its performance report for June, the CVC
dealt with 420 cases of corruption received from various
people, NGOs and whistleblowers.
The probity watchdog effected a recovery of over Rs 16
crore after inspecting works carried out by certain government
departments, it said.