Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Railways tops in corruption complaints: CVC
Published: Monday, Sep 19, 2011, 19:00 IST
Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTIa

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.


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