Delhi: 1,332 cases of corruption in three municipal corporations

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New Delhi, May 11: A total of 1,332 cases of corruption were reported in three municipal corporations of Delhi in the last three years, of which 630 have been investigated and 24 officials penalised, the Rajya Sabha was informed.

"In the last three years, a total of 1,332 cases have been reported in three Municipal Corporations in Delhi and 630 cases have been investigated," Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said during Question Hour.

Del: 1,332 cases of corruption in MCDs

The Minister also said that a total of 79 officials were booked by the CBI and Anti-Crime Bureau in 42 cases registered by them in the last three years.

Providing details, the Minister said, a total of 194 regular departmental action (RDA) cases were registered in last three years in the three civic bodies, of which 29 cases were finalised and 165 were pending.

Chaudhary said a total of 362 officials were involved in corruption cases from January 2013 to December 2015, with a maximum of 178 in North Delhi Municipal Corporation, 118 in East Delhi civic body and another 66 in South Delhi Municipal Corporation in last three years.

The maximum of 75 officials were involved in 2015 alone in the North Delhi civic body, while there were 54 in East Delhi body and another 22 in South Delhi body in 2015, he said.

The Minister said as many as 24 officials have been penalised so far, with 17 in North DMC and 4 in East and 3 in South civic body, while a total of 26 officials were exonerated in the last three years, with nine each in North and East and another 8 in South civic body.

The number of officials involved in pending RDAs were 312, with a maximum of 152 in North, 105 in East and 55 in South Delhi Municipal Corporation.

On cases registered by CBI, the Minister said a total of 57 officials were booked by it during last three years, with 3 in South Delhi MC in 2015. Another 22 officials were also booked by ACB in last three years, with 6 in 2015, including 5 in North Delhi MC, he said.

To a question on whether there was a proposal to have a Mayor-in-Council in Delhi after the bifurcation of the civic body, the Minister said, "There was no such proposal pending before the government."

Chaudhary said the superintendence, control and direction of municipal corporations in Delhi largely rests with the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, but Central government can give directions to them.

He said the state government is taking action against the officials involved in corruption and the Central government is trying to clear such pending cases.

PTI 

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