Over 50 corruption cases pending sanction for prosecution: CVC
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Last Updated: Friday, July 16, 2010, 15:49
New Delhi: The CVC is awaiting prosecution sanction in more than 50 corruption cases against senior officials, including from IAS, from different government departments and ministries for more than four months.

According to Central Vigilance Commission, out of 52 cases, 11 each are from Department of Personnel and Training and Ministry of Finance, followed by six from Urban Development Ministry and four from Railways Ministry.

The cases of alleged corruption involve IAS officers Ravi Shankar Srivastava, Rajesh Kumar Srivastava, Sanjiv Kumar, Indian Revenue Service (IRS) official Baldev Singh Sandhu and R S Panwar, Additional Superintendent of Police, CBI, Mumbai among other senior officials, it said.

Three such cases in Delhi Government controlled departments, two each in Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Union Bank of India, Lakshawdeep Administration and one from Ministry of External Affairs are among those awaiting nod for prosecution.

"We keep sending reminders to concerned offices to grant sanction for prosecution. But it has been noticed that such reminders are often ignored and approvals are delayed beyond stipulated time," a CVC official said.

An IB official and 110 others from different departments were slapped with a major penalty by the Commission for their alleged involvement in corrupt practises, it has said in performance report for May.

The CVC has effected recoveries to the tune of Rs 1.18 crore on account of technical examination of different public procurement related works during the period.


First Published: Friday, July 16, 2010, 15:49

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