New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said CBI has registered 600 corruption cases in 2011. CBI has registered 795 corruption cases in 2009, 650 cases in 2009 and 600 cases in 2011, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V Narayanasamy told the Lok Sabha.

"During the last three years, CBI has sought sanction for prosecution of government servants or public servants for offences under various Acts, including Prevention of Corruption Act from various central ministries or departments and state government in 1,459 cases, involving 2,583 government officials," he said.

The minister said CBI was awaiting sanction for prosecution in 39 cases for over three months in various ministries, departments and state governments.

"Even though a time limit of three months has been prescribed for deciding cases of sanction for prosecution, it is sometimes not possible for the central ministries or departments concerned to adhere to this time limit.

 "The delay is often caused due to detailed analysis of the available evidence, consultation with CVC, state governments and other agencies, and sometimes non-availability of relevant documentary evidence," Narayanasamy said.

In reply to another question, the minister said during 2010 and 2011, the Central Vigilance Commission has tendered its first stage advice in 3,424 and 3,144 cases and second stage advice in 1,180 and 1,027 cases respectively.

"As per information provided by CVC, it has not received information about implementation of its first and second stage advices over six months as on December 31, 2011 in 1,525 and 682 cases respectively," he said.

36 CBI cases against bribe givers in 3 years
   
The government t said CBI has registered 36 cases against bribe givers in the last three
Years. Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V Narayanasamy told Lok Sabha that seven such cases were registered in 2009, 12 in 2010, 15 in 2011 and two between January and March this year.

Section 12 of the Prevention of Corruption Act prescribes punishment for bribe givers as abettors. "The fight against corruption is an ongoing process. The central government is fully alive and committed to implement its policy of 'zero tolerance against corruption' and has taken several steps, in the recent past to combat corruption," Narayanasamy said.

100 CBI cases against 122 bureaucrats in 5 years

The government said as many as 110 cases against 122 officers of the rank of joint secretary and above were registered by CBI in the last five years.

"The allegations against these officers mainly relate to either criminal misconduct or disproportionate assets or criminal conspiracy or trap cases, etc," Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V Narayanasamy told Lok Sabha in a written reply.

He said nine such cases were registered in 2007, 15 in 2008, 27 in 2009, 20 in 2010, 24 in 2011 and 14 between January and March this year.

Of these, some were either closed, pending trials or under investigations, Narayanasamy said.

(JPN/Agencies)

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