CVC laments delay in sanctions for prosecution

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New Delhi, Jan 29 (UNI) The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has expressed serious concern over the delay in sanctions for prosecution of corrupt officials from various departments.

The CVC also expressed deep concern over ''continuing delays'' in filling up the posts of in several key organisations such as RITES, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, the State Bank of Indore and the Shipping Corporation of India.

In a release here, it said the Government was being regularly reminded in this regard.

The Commission said the CBI filed charge-sheets in 214 cases after receipt of sanction of prosecution. The CBI also received sanction for prosecution in 96 cases from various departments.

''The Commission is closely monitoring the matter to secure sanction from the organisations concerned in a reasonable period of time as per the Supreme Court directions. However, sanctions for prosecution are still delayed,'' it said.

During December last year, the Commission observed that in four cases penalty imposed by departments and organisations such as CBEC, Information and Broadcasting and Chandigarh Administration, were in deviation from its advice.

The CVC said it had issued detailed guidelines regarding adoption of integrity pact by all government organisations.

The Commission also said that it had issued directions to all public sectors undertakings to amend their CDA rules to enable imposition of penalty on such deviant employees who might have committed serious lapses while in service, just before their retirement.

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