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Friday, September 18, 2009

CVC goes public with list of corrupt officials

Publication: Times Of India Delhi; Date: Sep 18, 2009; Section: Times Nation; Page: 16

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New Delhi: Adopting a “name and shame” approach, Central Vigilance Commission has put public servants in the line of fire for corruption charges in the public gaze. The CVC has disclosed names of 188 such individuals in three different categories and will regularly update such lists.

The first such lists were put on CVC’s website (www.cvc.gov.in) and have names of officials against whom the anti-corruption body has either advised “suitable major penalty” or “issuance of sanction for prosecution” — a mandatory requirement to proceed against public servants — from concerned government departments.

One list has names of those against whom major penalty was advised, the second relates to prosecution sanction and the third those against whom concerned departments have already taken action as advised by the CVC.

Central vigilance commissioner Pratyush Sinha said: “It (disclosing names of corrupt public servants) is CVC’s pro-active move guided by the spirit of the RTI Act. The lists will now be updated regularly.” Though CVC earlier put up names of individuals against whom prosecution sanction was pending for long, the practice was discontinued after January 2007. In the case of other category of individuals including those against whom major penalty was invoked, the Commission earlier did not disclose names. Although it used to have the total number of such individuals representing different departments and PSUs under the list, their names were out on public domain. Sinha told TOI that the Commission has now disclosed such names as well because “some kind of criminality” was found in their cases during enquiries.
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1 comment:

ravi pandey said...

WHAT IS THE USE OF PUBLISHING THE NAMES, WHERE IS THE ACTION ?, AND WHAT HAPPENED TO THOSE WHISTLE BLOWERS WHO HAVE BEEN CRUCIFIED FOR MAKING THE COMPLAINTS?