Sunday, 8 November 2015

65 Govt Employees Convicted In Haryana For Corruption

Chandigarh: As many as 65 government employees have been convicted in 51 cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act in Haryana in last one year.

“Keeping in view the state government’s commitment towards providing good governance by putting a check on corruption, 65 government employees and eight others have been convicted in 51 cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act between October 26, 2014, and October 18, 2015,” a State Vigilance Bureau spokesperson said.

A total of 213 cases have been registered by the Bureau during this period and raids were conducted in relation to 190 of these cases, he said.

Between this time period, 124 inquiries were registered of which 80 have been finalised. On the basis of these inquiries, 23 cases have been registered against government employees, the spokesperson said.

Detailing enhanced measures taken by Haryana Government during the first year of its tenure, Chief Vigilance Officers were appointed in all departments and reports were sent to the government for change in procedures to stop or curtail avenues for corruption, he said.

Moreover, 151 source reports were generated against government employees for malpractices. A large number of these reports were sent to the departments concerned for action, the spokesperson added.
PTI & SEN TIMES