Proposals for prosecution against 15 IAS officers pending in DoPT
The reply to an application filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed that Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has with it pending corruption cases against 15 officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS).
The reply to the application states that between 2010 and 2013, the department received from various investigating agencies and state governments, the proposals of sanction for prosecution of 34 IAS officers in 59 corruption cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. The DoPT granted the sanction for prosecution of 19 IAS officers in 33 corruption cases, refused to grant sanction against five officers and returned the proposals regarding two IAS officers who had already retired.
However, the RTI reply shows that proposals for prosecution of 15 IAS officers in 17 cases are still lying pending with the DoPT, which comes under the Ministry of Personnel, Public grievances and Pensions.
The data provided in the reply also shows that Odisha topped in the number of such cases of corruption (15) with one IAS officer sought in 12 cases, followed by Madhya Pradesh (10) and Andhra Pradesh (8). In terms of number of IAS officers against whom sanction was sought, Madhya Pradesh cadre was at top with proposal of sanction for prosecution for 7 officers out of which 3 proposals were granted sanction. MP was followed by Andhra Pradesh with proposal for 6, out of which only one was granted sanction.