The CVC has given its nod for issuance of sanction for prosecution of 12 officers, including two IAS and IFS, for alleged irregularities in discharging duties.
The Central Vigilance Commission has advised grant of sanction for prosecution against Ram Pratap Singh, an Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer in the Ministry of Environment and Forests and two Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers -- A K Monappa and R K Srivastava -- of the Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions.
The anti-corruption watchdog has also suggested the same action against G S Matharoo, Jai Raj Sharma and Mohan Lal Khatri, all employees of Municipal Corporation of Delhi, R R Meena, T K Chakraborty and Ashok Ratital Mahida of the Central Board of Excise and Customs.
In its January report, the Commission has recommended issuance of prosecution against B B Mittal, working in the Railways Ministry, Dr N Elangeswaran, an employee in the department of Health and Rajvansh Homi employed with the Central Board of Direct Taxes.
The CVC has advised imposition of major penalty against 135 officers, including 33 from the Ministry of Railways, 30 from MCD, 25 from Public Sector Banks, six each from Ministry of Labour and Department of Defence Production, five each from New India Assurance Company Limited and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, besides others.
The Commission has received 1,556 complaints during the month. Of these, 1,021 complaints were sent for necessary action, whereas 122 complaints were sent for investigation and report, it said, adding that no action was required on 569 complaints.
On its recommendations, the competent authorities issued sanctions for prosecution against 24 officers and charge sheets were filed against 44 officers.
The recoveries to the tune of about Rs 80 lakh were affected after the Commission conducted technical examination of some departments.
"The Commission is deeply concerned over continuing delays in filling the post of Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs) in Delhi Transport Corporation and Hindustan Shipyard Limited," the report said, adding, "the government is being regularly reminded."