The Modi government has cracked its whip against graft and non-performance of duties by using adopting zero-tolerance policy towards the cuprits. The CBI registered as many as 314 corruption cases in first six months of this year, while at least 225 central government officers were punished for non-performance of duties over the same period of time.
In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered 314 cases between January and June this year. A total of 632 such cases were registered by the agency in 2017.
About 673 and 617 corruption cases were registered by the CBI in 2016 and 2015 respectively, said Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
In a separate written reply to the House, the minister informed that as many as 225 central government officers have been punished for non-performance.
The performance of a total of 25,082 Group 'A' and 54,873 Group 'B' officers has been reviewed up to May 2018, Singh told Lok Sabha today.
Of these, the relevant rules were invoked against 93 Group 'A' and 132 Group 'B' officers, he said.
In reply to another question, the minister said during 2017 and March 2018, vigilance clearance has been denied to 80 officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) on the ground of filing Immovable Property Returns after prescribed time or failing to file it.
He said that from the year 2014 onwards, sanction for prosecution has been granted against three IAS officers on account of having disproportionate assets.
(With inputs from PTI)