As many as 50 complaints of alleged corruption, out of the over 300, are pending investigation with Delhi government for over an year, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has said.
One complaint of alleged corruption is pending investigation for over an year with Prime Minister’s Office also, it said. As per rules, Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs)-- who act as distant arm of the CVC to check corruption -- are required to furnish investigation reports on complaints sent to them for probe by the Commission within three months.
The CVC, however, observed that several complaints are pending for long periods with the CVOs. As many as 303 complaints of alleged corruption are pending investigation for over an year, the probity watchdog said in an order.
Of the total, 50 are pending with Delhi government, 31 with Department of Secondary and Higher Education, 19 with Defence Ministry, 11 each with Central Board of Direct Taxes, Delhi Development Authority and South Delhi Municipal Corporation, six each with Municipal Corporation of Delhi and Border Roads Development Board, and five with Delhi Jal Board.
Besides, four complaints of alleged graft are pending investigation for more than a year with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), three each with Aligarh Muslim University, Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), as per a CVC data. One such complaint is pending for investigation with AIIMS, AICTE, Delhi Police, Ministry of External Affairs, Railways and Personnel Ministry, it said.