CVC examining fin min report on charges against ex-SEBI member
The CVC is examining a finance ministry report on complaints against KM Abraham, a former member of capital market regulator Sebi, by a sitting member of Parliament.delhi Updated: Sep 05, 2011 15:33 IST
The CVC is examining a finance ministry report on complaints against KM Abraham, a former member of capital market regulator Sebi, by a sitting member of Parliament.
"We have got the response from the finance ministry, which is currently under examination," a senior CVC official said.
The ministry had late last month submitted its findings to the Prime Minister's Office and the anti-corruption watchdog, among others, relating to the complaint forwarded to it by the CVC.
"The complaint was in regard to certain irregularities pointed out by the Member of Parliament. We had called for the finance ministry's response on it," the official said, refusing to divulge further information.
In a recent letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, accessed by PTI in response to an RTI query, Abraham had alleged that certain corporates and finance ministry officials were exploiting the vulnerability of the market regulator, which was investigating crucial cases involving prominent business houses.
However, the charges raised by Abraham were rejected by the finance ministry.
In a statement issued on August 30, the finance ministry dismissed the allegations of interference in the market regulator's job as "false, vexatious and defamatory".
The ministry said it had received numerous complaints against Abraham, ranging from corruption to abuse of power.
These include complaints from several MPs about his conduct, while references have also been received from the CVC and Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).