CBI Registered 139 Criminal Cases Against Top Govt Officers

Indian Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh Releases Vigilance Manual 2017
Indian Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh Releases Vigilance Manual 2017

India’s top investigative agency Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered 139 cases against Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Police Services (IPS), Indian Revenue Services (IRS), and Indian Foreign Services (IFS) officers during the last three years since 1.1.2014 to 30.11.2017 which are at various stages.

This was stated on Wednesday by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Personnel and Public Grievances Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.

According to the minister, the government is taking various steps for minimizing the chances of any corruption in public services.

The All-India Service (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1969 has been amended to include the provision of conclusion of enquiry and submission of report within a period of six months from the date of receipt of order of Inquiring Authority.

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In order to ensure probity amongst government servants, Ministries / Departments / Cadres have been asked to regularly review the officers / officials (including those belonging to IAS, IPS, IRS, and IFS) under the provisions of FR-56 (J) / Rule 16 (3) of AIS (DCRB) Rules 1958. The position is reviewed at the level of this Department as well as Cabinet Secretariat.

As per information provided by Cadres, provisions of FR-56 (J) / Rule 16 (3) of AIS (DCRB) Rules 1958 have been invoked / recommended against 72 Group A officers (including those belonging to IAS, IPS, IRS, and IFS) and 125 Group B officers.

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The minister informed that regular review is undertaken for expediting disposal of pending disciplinary proceedings and for expeditious disposal of pending sanction of prosecution cases within the stipulated timeframe by the respective Cadres / Departments.

He added that in order to speed up disposal of the case pending trial, 92 additional Special Courts for CBI have been set up.

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