Over 130 govt officials under CVC scanner for graft
August, 05th 2011
Nearly 130 officials from different government departments, including the Central Board of Excise and Customs and Railways, have come under the lens of Central Vigilance Commission for alleged corruption.
Of the total of 131 officials charged with irregularities, the highest number of 25 is from Central Board of Excise and Customs, followed by 16 from Ministry of Commerce, 12 from Union Bank of India and 10 from Railway Ministry.
The anti-corruption watchdog has recommended major penalty against one officials each from Ministry of Home Affairs, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd and Northern Coalfields Ltd among others. It also recommended fine against several officials from nationalised banks, officials said.
According to its performance report for June, the CVC dealt with 420 cases of corruption received from various people, NGOs and whistleblowers.
The probity watchdog effected a recovery of over Rs 16 crore after inspecting works carried out by certain government departments, it said.