CVC for major penalty proceedings against 88 officers

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New Delhi, Jan 29 (UNI) The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has advised initiation of major penalty proceedings against 88 officers, majority of them from Railways and public sector banks.

In a press release here, the CVC said it had disposed off 244 cases referred for its advice.

The Commission said recoveries to the tune of Rs 14.24 lakh were effected after it conducted technical examinations of some departments.

The CVC said the administrative authorities launched prosecution against five officers -- one each from Railways, Telecommunications, Hindustan Salts, Environment and Forests Ministry and Ministry of Home Affairs -- on its recommendations.

The Commission also advised initiation of major penalty proceedings against 88 officers. These comprise 18 each from Railways Ministry and public sector banks. Andaman and Nicobar Administration (13), Eastern Coalfields (6), Insurance Companies (5), four each from Krishak Bharat Cooperative and National Cooperative Consumers, three each of CBDT, Damodar Valley Corporation and Madras Fertilisers Limited, two each from Telecommunications and CPWD, and one each from Chennai Port Trust, MTNL, CBEC, Hindustan Salts Limited, Bureau of Indian Standards, CBSE and Urban Development Ministry.

The Commission also advised imposition of major penalty against 28 officers. Of these, 15 are from public sector banks, three from DDA, two each from Railways Ministry, BSNL and Insurance Companies, and one each from CBDT, CBEC, Environment and Forests Ministry and MCD.

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