New Delhi: The recent stand of Gandhian Anna Hazare against corruption and Lokpal Bill has raised several questions even on the functioning of investigating agencies like Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

According to reports, the latest data related to the probes of CVC and CBI put these premier agencies in poor light. Both the investigating agencies are unable to fight corruption due to slack attitude in their modus-operandi.

Such is the state of affairs that several complaints do not even reach the CVC and the CBI offices, said the report.

Figures also show that at the end of 2010 more than 9000 cases were pending with CBI of which 200 cases have been pending since 10 years. On the other hand, 639 of them have been pending for the past 15-20 years.

According to PRS India, a research society, “Corruption complaints of the civil servants require respective state government’s permission and the delay in seeking permission results in mistreatment of these provisions.”

Evidently, numbers show that by the end of 2010 Central government has not responded to at least 236 petitions of which 60 per cent are waiting for formal permission since last three months.

Besides this, a case has been registered in only six per cent of these petitions. In fact, 94 per cent of these cases were solved by imposing departmental penalties.

The recent figures of CVC also show that only 1731 complaints of the civil servants were registered in the last five years, when the Supreme Court has specifically asked the agencies to look into the cases against them.

This shows that on an average only 346 complaints were registered in a year.

However, the government in 2010 presented an act to take adequate steps for public welfare, which still vests with the Parliamentary Committee.

JPN/Bureau