Over 50 corruption cases pending sanction for prosecution: CVC

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.

PTI



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

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