169 central government employees only convicted for corruption cases in last five years
New Delhi: 169 central government employees only were convicted in corruption cases in the last five years, while 3,296 cases registered by the CBI during this period, the government said on Thursday.
“160 central government employees were convicted in corruption cases between 2010 and 2012, when only eight central government employees were convicted for corruption during the year 2013. In 2014, only one central government employee was convicted. In 2015 so far, no central government employee has been convicted,” Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh told Rajya Sabha in a written reply.
A total of 580, 600, 703, 649, 611 and 143 cases of corruption under Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 were registered by CBI in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 (upto March) respectively, Jitendra Singh added.
Out of the total 3,296 cases in the last five years registered by the CBI, the agency filed charge sheets in 2,187 cases and Special CBI courts convicted only 169 central government employees for these corruption cases.
The minister also informed the Rajya Sabha that the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) had received a total of 27,343 corruption cases and disposed of 27,251 of them during 2010-2014.
“5106 and 5056 central government employees got Major penalty during the years 2013 and 2014 respectively, while 11749 and 9691 employees got minor penalty during the same period,” Singh added.