Railways tops in corruption complaints: CVC

Last Updated: Monday, September 19, 2011 - 19:00

New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission
has received maximum complaints against Railways Ministry
officials for alleged irregularities in discharging their
duty.

Out of the total of 25,359 complaints received during
2010, the highest of 8,330 were against Railways, 6,520
against banks, 1,836 against petroleum department and 1,572
were against Telecom officials.

Similarly, 1,317 complaints of alleged corruption were
received against Customs and Excise officials, 1,105 against
Steel Ministry personnel, 1,106 against Coal Ministry and 693
against Delhi Government officials among others, the CVC said
in its annual report for 2010.

The CVC noted delay of over six months in taking
disciplinary actions by certain government departments against
erring officials.

Out of the total of 1,646 cases sent by CVC recommending
action, a highest of 321 were of Railways, followed by 305 in
Central Board of Excise and Customs, 174 in Central Board of
Direct Taxes and 102 in Department of Telecommunications among
others.

Besides, 48 cases seeking disciplinary actions were
pending in Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, 52 in Ministry of
Home Affairs, 48 in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and 42 in
Bureau of Indian Standards, the CVC said.

"The Commission tenders its advice after due
consideration of all the facts presented before it and any
delay in the implementation of its advice reflects poorly on
the state of vigilance administration in the organisation
concerned," it said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, September 19, 2011 - 19:00
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