Over 120 central govt officials under CVC scanner



New Delhi: Nearly 121 central government employees, including one from CBI, are under Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) scanner for their alleged involvement in corrupt practices.

Railway Ministry topped the list with 23 officials under CVC scanner, 17 are from Department of Telecommunications, 12 from Bureau of Indian Standards, seven from Central Board of Excise and Customs, six each from Delhi Development Authority and Municipal Corporation of Delhi among others, a CVC report said.

The anti-corruption watchdog recommended major penalty against three officials from Sashastra Seema Bal, a paramilitary force, and one each from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the Central Bureau of Investigation.

According to the CVC monthly performance report for May, a recovery of over Rs four crore was effected after technical examination of procurement works carried out by different departments.

"The Commission is deeply concerned over continuing delays in filling the post of Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs) in several key organisations like Hindustan Shipyard Ltd and Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML)," it said.

The probity watchdog act as country's top body to advise Government of India and take necessary action to check corruption. The CVC is probing various multi-crore scams including financial irregularities in the Commonwealth Games.

The Commission has received a total of 421 complaints related to alleged corruption in government departments.

PTI