The Central Vigilance Commission has advised prosecution proceedings against 17 officers, including an IAS, working in different government organisations for their alleged involvement in corruption.
After conducting preliminary inquiries, the CVC has found that Sanjiv Kumar, a 1985-batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre, working with Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions and Bose Partha Sarathi, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Special Crime Branch, in Central Bureau of Investigation were allegedly involved in corrupt practises.
The anti-corruption watchdog has written to departments concerned to issue sanction for prosecution to these personnel, CVC said in its performance report for July.
The Commission imposed severe disciplinary action against 132 officers, including a highest of 29 from Railway Ministry, followed by 26 from Municipal Corporation of Delhi and 12 from Central Board of Excise and Customs.
It recommended major penalty against seven officers from UCO Bank, six each from Canara Bank and Ministry of Defence, five each in Indian Bank, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur and four from Department of Telecommunications.
The CVC has also effected recoveries of over Rs five crore after conducting technical examination of different procurement and work being done by various organisation, the report said.
The Commission has received 1,574 complaints from people and whistle blowers during the month.
"The Commission is deeply concerned over continuing delays in filling the post of Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs) in several key organisations like Hindustan Shipyards Ltd, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Delhi Transport Corporation and National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO)," it said, adding "the Government is being regularly reminded."