Number of government officials under Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) scanner
The number of government employees involved in corruption cases has witnessed an upward trend during 2021, a government report has revealed.
NEW DELHI: The number of government employees involved in corruption cases has witnessed an upward trend during 2021, a government report has revealed. Similarly, departmental proceedings are also pending against several officers and employees associated with the CBI.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his speech from the Red Fort on Independence Day, had described corruption as the biggest problem of the country while making an appeal to end it soon.
According to the report by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), which was made public recently, 171 corruption cases involving 633 government employees are pending in different departments for sanction of prosecution by the end of 2021.
Of these, a maximum of 65 cases are from the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, which involves 325 officers. Similarly, 12 cases, against 67 employees, are from the Central Excise and Customs Department. Apart from this, 30 officers of the Rail Ministry and 19 officers of the Defence Ministry are facing probes in corruption cases.
The CVC's annual report states that in 2021, eight cases are pending with the Uttar Pradesh government seeking sanction for prosecution against 15 officials. Similarly, five cases involving eight officials are pending in Jammu and Kashmir. While four cases were pending with the Delhi government seeking sanction of prosecution against 36 officials. (IANS)
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