Govt Reveals the Level of Corruption in India

Indian Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh Releases Vigilance Manual 2017 (file photo). Courtesy: CVC
Indian Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh Releases Vigilance Manual 2017 (file photo). Courtesy: CVC

Govt Reveals the Level of Corruption in India

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has revealed the latest details of complaints received in CVC, under Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Informers (PIDPI) Resolution or otherwise.

These complaints have verifiable allegations of vigilance nature and offences of corruption against various Central Government officials including officials serving in other departments owned or controlled by the Central Government.

Year

2015

2016

2017

No. of cases

259

177

291

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has also released the number of cases registered under Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act against Central Government employees.

Year

2015

2016

2017

2018

(up to 30.11.2018)

No. of cases

441

400

338

206

Moreover, the CVC has informed that the complaints in which specific and verifiable allegations of vigilance nature / offences of corruption have been leveled against the officials have been forwarded to CVO / CBI to conduct inquiry / investigation into the matter.

CBI has informed that the following action has been taken on the cases registered under PC Act till date:

Year

No. of cases charge-sheeted

No. of cases sent for Regular Departmental Action (RDA)

No. of cases sent for such action as appropriate

2015

361

22

4

2016

272

31

6

2017

168

10

0

2018

(upto 30.11.18)

045

02

0

This information was provided by an Indian minister Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Wednesday (January 2, 2019).

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According to a government statement, disciplinary proceedings can be initiated against the All India Services Officers, such as Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), and Indian Forest Service (IFoS) for misconduct including corruption charges, under the All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1969; apart from liability for prosecution under Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 in cases of corruption.

The Department of Personnel & Training deals with corruption cases involving IAS officers. Central Government has granted sanction for prosecution against 17 IAS officers in 23 cases since January 2015.

Also, as per information received from Ministry of Home Affairs, sanction for prosecution has been granted to prosecute three IPS officers during the last three years (2015 to 2017) and this year.

As per information received from Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, 16 cases of corruption against IFoS officers have been noticed and sanction for prosecution has been granted in 4 cases during last three years.

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