157 IAS officers booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act in last 10 years
As per information provided by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions to an applicant who filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, as many as 157 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers have alleged corruption cases registered against them in the past ten years. Further, as per the reply provided to Hisar-based RTI activist Ramesh Verma, the sanction of prosecution has been issued against 15 IAS officers while it is awaited in 142 cases.
The charges against the 157 IAS officers who have been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 range from corruption, taking bribe, causing financial loss to the government, possessing disproportionate assets, irregularities to involvement in various scams etc. Investigation against 71 bureaucrats was being done by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) out of which:
· allegations related to irregularities in Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association was being probed against 2,
· two were booked in Adarsh Housing Society scam, and
· investigations against 12 officers has been on account of disproportionate assets.