CVC penalises over 200 officials for graft in September

New Delhi, Nov 16: Over 200 government officials have been penalised for their alleged involvement in corruption by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) during September this year.

Out of the total of 201 government employees, the highest number of 46 were from Central Board of Excise and Customs, 29 from Syndicate Bank, 20 from State Bank of India and 13 each from Delhi Development Authority and Ministry of Railways among others, a CVC report said.

Besides them, 11 officials each from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Allahabad Bank and Punjab National Bank, five each from United India Insurance Company Limited and Ministry of Urban Development have also been penalised.

According to the Commission's monthly performance report for September, a total of 1,797 complaints were received against various government officials for their alleged involvement in corrupt practices.

The Chief Technical Examination wing of the CVC also effected a recovery of about Rs 3.36 crore from various departments after inspecting procurement-related works, it said.

A recovery of a total of about Rs 73 crore has been made by the Commission between January and September this year after inspection of different department-related works.

"The Commission is deeply concerned over continuing delay in filling up the post of Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO)in Delhi Transport Corporation," the report said.


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