Indian Railway tops the list of corruption cases

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New Delhi, Sep 19: The Central Vigilance Commission said that the Indian Railways tops the corruption list, since the complaints against the Railway Ministry officials alleged irregularities in discharging their duty is the maximum.

Out of the total of 1,646 cases sent by CVC recommending action, a highest of 321 were of Railways, followed by 305 in Central Board of Excise and Customs, 174 in Central Board of Direct Taxes and 102 in Department of Telecommunications among others.

Out of the total of 25,359 complaints received during 2010, the highest of 8,330 were against Railways, 6,520 against banks, 1,836 against petroleum department and 1,572 were against Telecom officials.

The CVC said,"The Commission tenders its advice after due consideration of all the facts presented before it and any delay in the implementation of its advice reflects poorly on the state of vigilance administration in the organisation concerned."

According to the report, there were 1,132 complaints pending for investigation and report. Out of the total, close to 600 were delayed for over one year. The CVC also examined 12 works valuing more than Rs 1,385 crore related to Commonwealth Games between January and December last year alone.

The Commission effected recoveries of Rs 58.70 crore after conducting technical examination of various government works.

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