The anti-corruption watchdog, Central Vigilance Commission, posted on its website a list of 123 government officials, including three from the Indian Police Service (IPS) and two from the Indian Forest Service (IFS).
The commission recommended prosecution or imposition of penalty against the officials identified in the list.
The IPS officers against whom the CVC advised issuance of prosecution sanction in July are B. Sritkantappa, Davinder Singh Garcha and Ajay Singh of the Karnataka, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh cadres respectively.
The commission has also recommended prosecution against two Kerala cadre IFS officers, N. Sasidharan and Dr Amil Mallick.
The commission earlier used to give out only the numbers of officials and their departments in its monthly reports. This is for the first time that names have been posted on the CVC's website.
The list for July included names of 101 officials against whom the commission suggested major penalty. Of them, 17 are
working in nationalised banks, 13 in Delhi Development Authority and 11 in Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
Of the 22 officers against whom prosecution proceedings have been advised, seven each are from the Home Ministry and the Central Board of Direct Taxes.
The panel has also recommended major penalty against nine officials each from the Ministry of Railways and the New India Assurance Company and 11 from Oil and Natural Gas Corporation.
The move is “in furtherance of the transparency initiatives and the spirit of the RTI Act, 2005,” the commission said on the website.
Central Vigilance Commissioner Pratyush Sinha told HT: “The list has been posted after the completion of all processes. All these cases were investigated by the CBI and the officers prima facie found involved in corruption.”
“After thorough deliberations with the CBI and the departments concerned, we came to the conclusion that the corruption case is clearly made out against the officers...”