‘72 cases lodged against IAS and RAS officers in last three years’
Replying to questions in the state assembly, home minister Gulab Chand Kataria said while 18 cases were lodged against 10 IAS officers, 54 cases were against 50 RAS officers and chargesheets have been filed in 10 cases and final reports submitted in six cases.jaipur Updated: Oct 25, 2017 20:02 IST
Home minister Gulab Chand Kataria on Wednesday said the state anti-corruption bureau (ACB) in the last three years has lodged 72 cases against Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Rajasthan Administrative Service
Replying to questions in the state assembly, Kataria said while 18 cases were lodged against 10 IAS officers, 54 cases were against 50 RAS officers and chargesheets have been filed in 10 cases and final reports submitted in six cases.
In the last three years between 2014 and 2017, investigations are pending in 56 cases and in cases in which chargesheets have been filed in the court, five are pending under Section 173(8) of the Criminal Procedure Code, he said.
He further said that cases filed with the ACB are complex in nature, which takes time to investigate due to a number of reasons, including collecting records from different departments, studying, analyzing the records and tests at forensic science laboratory among others.
“It is not possible to give a set time period by the bureau as and when the chargesheets will be filed against the culprits. Despite that the bureau is making efforts to complete investigations.”
Replying to a question form MLA Mohan Lal Gupta, he said a total of 72 cases were filed against 60 IAS and RAS officers.
Chargesheets have been filed in 10 cases and final reports submitted in six cases, he said, adding that investigations are pending in 56 cases lodged against the officers during the last three years.
Police verification of school autos and drivers within a month
Replying questions during the question hour, Kataria said police verification of auto-rickshaws and their drivers in the state that ferry children to school, will be carried out within a month.
Kataria assured the House that along with the police verification of auto-rickshaws and drivers, the auto fares will also be fixed.
Replying to a question raised by a legislator Vidhyashankar Nandwana on the number of auto-rickshaws ferrying school children in Kota city and how many have been verified by the police and whether private-run schools in the city have got vehicles verified, he said there are 215 drivers in the city out of whom 38 have been verified by the police.
He said private-run schools in Kota city have got the auto-rickshaws that ferry children to their school verified by the police.