CVC awaits orders against 123 officials for prosecution
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on Thursday said that it is waiting for the sanctions from different government organisations to prosecute over 123 employees for over last four months for their alleged involvement in corruption cases, sources said.
A senior CVC official requesting anonymity told IANS: "Yes, the CVC is awaiting for the prosecution orders from the different organisations for suitable action against the officials against whom there are charges of corruption."
The official said that the list of 123 government officials includes Indian Administrative Officials (IAS) and those who are working in central probe agencies like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Income Tax Department.
The source said that out of 123 officials, 45 are from the government banks.
According to the CVC sources, a total of 57 cases are pending sanction for prosecution from different government organisations.
The source said that there are separate cases involving an Additional SP of the CBI, Assistant Director of the ED and the IT Department are being awaited, while there are about eight cases pending with the Ministry of Personnel, and five each with the Ministry of Railways and the government of Uttar Pradesh.
He also pointed out that a total of 15 cases, involving 45 employees with the State Bank of India, Canara Bank, Corporation Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, Punjab National Bank, Allahabad Bank, Syndicate Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce is pending for the last four months.
The source said that the Commission agreed in seven cases involving 16 officials of Department of Personnel and Training, Corporation Bank, State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda and Syndicate Bank the departments or organisations that sanction for prosecution is not necessary.
However, final action taken or decision is still awaited, he said.
The source then said that two such cases involving are pending with Union territories, Department of Revenue, Defence Ministry, Ministry of Food and Supply, and Health and Family Welfare Ministry.
While one case each from the state governments of Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu involving corrupt staff is awaiting sanction for prosecution, the source said. IANS