People walk through the North Block of Central Secretariat building which houses the Ministry of Finance (Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg)

Central Vigilance Commission Awaits Sanction To Prosecute 123 Government Employees For Corruption

The Central Vigilance Commission is awaiting sanction from different organisations to prosecute 123 government employees, including IAS officers and those working in central investigation agencies, for over four months for their alleged involvement in corruption. Of the total accused, 45 are from different public sector banks.

According to norms, sanction for prosecution has to be decided within four months.

A total of 57 cases involving government officers are pending sanction for prosecution from different government organisations, according to latest data by the CVC.

The highest number of eight cases is pending with the Ministry of Personnel, which acts as the nodal department for anti-corruption matters, followed by five each with the Ministry of Railways and the Uttar Pradesh government.

Separate cases involving an additional superintendent of police of the Central Bureau of Investigation, assistant director of the Enforcement Directorate and an Income Tax officer are also awaiting sanction for prosecution, the data updated till April showed.

A total of 15 cases, involving 45 employees, are pending with State Bank of India, Canara Bank, Corporation Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, Punjab National Bank, Allahabad Bank, Syndicate Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce, it showed.

Two such corruption cases involving corrupt government employees are pending with union territories, Department of Revenue, Defence Ministry, Ministry of Food and Supply, and Health and Family Welfare Ministry, it said.

One case each is awaiting sanction for prosecution from the state governments of Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, the CVC said.

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