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Corrupt officials on vigilance scanner

The Haryana vigilance commission has intensified its anti-corruption drive and booked 15 officials for indulging in corruption, till April, even as the commission is facing staff shortage with rising complaints against government employees.

india Updated: May 07, 2011 00:38 IST
Sunil Thapliyal

The Haryana vigilance commission has intensified its anti-corruption drive and booked 15 officials for indulging in corruption, till April, even as the commission is facing staff shortage with rising complaints against government employees.

In the last four months the department has taken action against 15 government officials for their role in corrupt practices. Last year, only 22 cases were registered, an official said.

"Complaints are coming out against the corrupt government employees and the figure is rising and reached up to 204% as compared to last year. The figure can go beyond that as number of complaints is coming from across the city. And we will take action against the corrupt officials, said Sheel Madhur, inspector general of the state vigilance commission.

The commission has been facing shortage of man power. It has 22 sanctioned posts that included 1 SP, 2 DSP, 11 inspectors, 5 sub inspectors, and 8 assistant sub inspectors. However, the department has been functioning with only 12 officials including 2 DSP, 4 inspectors and 6 sub-inspectors.

"Despite having such insufficient number of staff our department has been doing a good job and have caught 15 people in four months," said Madhur.

"We are lacking of around 45% of staff strength. We have written letter to the higher authority to address this issue. The problem will be sorted out soon," he added.

Madhur said the city vigilance department has been looking after six districts which include Mewat, Narnaul, Rewari, Faridabad, Palwal and Gurgaon.

Recently vigilance team has caught a forest officer red handed while taking bribe.