Vigilance Commission booked 54 officers for corruption in 2009

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New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): Union Government on Wednesday revealed that the Vigilance Commission filed corruption related cases against 54 officers in 2009.

Replying a question in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Prithviraj Chavan tabled the number of vigilance cases initiated against All India Service Officers (AIS) during the year 2008 and 2009.

In 2008, the Central Vigilance Commission has filed cases against 38 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, eight Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, four IFS officers, while in 2009, 35 IAS, 10 IPS and nine IFS officers were booked.

Chavan informed the House that the CVC does not issue sanction for prosecution, however, the Commission advised sanction for prosecution in the year 2008 and 2009 in 107 and 131 cases respectively.

In pursuance of the Commission's advice, the competent authorities have imposed penalties, Chavan added.

He also informed that promotion of Government Servants including AIS officers against whom disciplinary or court proceedings are pending or whose conduct is under investigation is governed by the ruling given by the Supreme Court.

Therefore, pendency of vigilance case except as provided in the ruling is not a bar on promotion, Chavan said. (ANI)

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