New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is awaiting the nod from different departments for over four months to prosecute 47 senior officials for their alleged involvement in 29 corruption-related cases.

Of the total cases, a highest of 11 are related to Ministry of Finance, three to Ministry of Railways, two each to State Bank of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited.

Besides them, one case each involving officials of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dena Bank, Canara Bank, Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI), Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Steel and Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi was pending for sanction of prosecution, according to a latest data.

CVC officials said that there has been a delay in many cases beyond "considerable time" for grant of sanction for prosecution against corrupt government officials. The permission to prosecute such officials acts as a deterrent in the drive to eradicate corruption and bring transparency in the system, they said.

"We keep on reminding the departments concerned to expedite sanction for prosecution in corruption-related cases," a CVC official said.