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Home ministry tops in corruption complaints, says CVC’s annual report

The maximum number of complaints had been registered against employees of union home ministry followed by those working with railways and banks, as per the lata year's Central Vigilance Report which was released recently.

The report states that in 2022, 1,15,203 graft complaints were registered against all categories of officers and employees working with various central departments and organisations. Out of these, around 75% complaints have been disposed off while only 29,766 complaints are pending with the authority. Out of pending complaints, 22,304 are pending for more than three years .

The Central Vigilance (CVC) has prescribed a time limit of three months for chief vigilance officers, who act as a distant arm of the probity watchdog, to examine complaints, an official said.

Complaints resolution at fast pace

While the home ministry received 46,643 complaints against its employees last year, 10,580 were received by the railways and 8,129 by banks, according to the report.

Out of the total complaints against home ministry employees, 23,919 were disposed of and 22,724 were pending disposal — 19,198 pending for more than three months, it said.

The railways had disposed of 9,663 complaints, while 917 were pending disposal — nine for more than three months, the report, which was made public recently, stated.

Banks had disposed of 7,762 corruption complaints and 367 were pending — 78 for more than three months.

There were 7,370 complaints against employees of the Government of National Capital Territory Delhi, it stated. Of these, 6,804 were disposed of and 566 were pending — 18 for more than three months.

The report stated that 4,710 complaints were against employees of the housing and urban affairs ministry (including the Central Public Works Department), the Delhi Development authority, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, the Delhi Urban art Commission, the Hindustan Prefab Ltd, the Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited, the NBCC and the Planning Board.

Of these, 3,889 were disposed of and 821 were pending — 577 for more than three months, it stated.

The CVC annual report stated that 4,304 complaints were against those in the coal ministry (4,050 disposed of), 4,236 were against those in the labour ministry (4,016 disposed of) and 2,617 against petroleum ministry employees (2,409 disposed of).

There were 2,150 complaints against employees of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), 1,619 against defence ministry employees, 1,308 against Department of Telecommunications employees, 1,202 against finance ministry employees and 1,101 against those in the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), the report stated.

The CVC report stated that 987 complaints were against those working in insurance companies, 970 against employees of the personnel, public grievances and pensions ministry and 923 against steel ministry employees, among others.

Alok Mathur
Alok Mathurhttps://www.thebuckstopper.com/
Alok Mathur is a law graduate. Journalism is his first love which he now pursues in the latter half of his career. Controversies and crime are the right triggers for him.
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