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Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
14-December-2011 16:22 IST
Over 39,000 Corrupt Public Servants Punished During Last 3 Years

 

Action against all delinquent officers is taken in accordance with the relevant Acts and Rules. An elaborate vigilance system exists in the Ministries/Departments to check corruption at all levels of administration and punish the corrupt officers under respective conduct rules in consultation with the Central Vigilance Commission. Besides, the comprehensive legislation and statutory provisions under various laws of the country such as IPC, Cr. PC, PC Act etc. have adequate and stringent provisions to punish those who are found guilty.

As per the information provided by the CVC in its Annual Reports, a total of 39,123 officers (all category ) were awarded punishment during the last three years, i.e. 2008 to 2010. Details are as under :-

Year

Major Penalty

Minor Penalty

Total

2008

3528

9011

12,539

2009

4562

9862

14,424

2010

3853

8307

12,160

Total

11,943

27,180

39,123

As per information provided by CBI, it has registered total 2706 cases under the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act, 1988 during the period from 2008 to 2011 (upto 31.10.2011) as under :

Year

No. of PC Act cases registered

2008

744

2009

795

2010

650

2011 (up to 31.10.2011)

517

Total

2706

 

Several steps have been taken by the Government to combat corruption and to improve the functioning of Government.  These include :-

(i)    Issue of Whistle Blowers Resolution, 2004 and the introduction of the Public Interest Disclosure and Protection to Persons making the Disclosure Bill, 2010 in the Parliament ;

(ii) Enactment of Right to Information Act, 2005;

(iii) The pro-active involvement of      Ministry/Department through Annual Action Plan on Vigilance as a preventive measure;

(iv) Issue of comprehensive instructions on transparency in tendering and contracting process by the CVC;

(v) Issue of instructions by the CVC asking the organizations to adopt Integrity Pact in major Government procurement activities; Similar instructions have been issued by the Central Government on 16th June 2009 advising the State Governments to adopt Integrity Pact in major procurements;

(vi) Introduction of e-Governance and simplification of procedures and systems;

(vii) Issue of Citizen Charters;

(viii) Acceptance of the First Report of the Group of Ministers to consider measures that can be taken by the Government to tackle corruption; 

(ix) Introduction of the Lokpal Bill, 2011 in the Lok Sabha;

(x) Ratification of United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC);

(xi) Introduction of the Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and Officials of Public International Organizations Bill, 2011 in the Lok Sabha;

(xii) Introduction of the Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2010 in the Parliament;

(xiii) Placing details of immovable property returns of Members of the All India Services and Group ‘A’ officers of the Central Government in the public domain.

This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office, Shri V. Narayanasamy in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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