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CBI registers 600 corruption cases in 2011

The government on Wednesday said that Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered 600 corruption cases in 2011. The apex investigation agency registered 795 corruption cases in 2009, 650 cases in 2010 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 that 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.
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