Published On: Mon, Aug 3rd, 2015

Railways the most corrupt govt dept, says CVC

New Delhi: Railways topped the list of government organisations in 2014 against whom a maximum number of complaints of corruption-nearly 12,000-were received by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).

Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary

Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary

As many as 12,776 complaints of alleged corruption were received against Railways employees followed by 6,836 against bank employees, 3,572 against Delhi government employees and 3,468 against Income Tax officials, the CVC said in its 2014 annual report.

A total of 64,410 corruption complaints were received by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) last year, a rise of 82% than the preceding year, the CVC said in its annual report 2014, which was tabled in Parliament recently.

The CVC had received 35,332 complaints in 2013. There has been a rise of 82.29% in the corruption complaints in last year.

“It is for the first time that the commission had received such a high number of corruption complaints,” a senior CVC official familiar with the matter said.

Of the total of 64,410 complaints received by the CVC, 36,115 were vague or unverifiable, 758 were anonymous or pseudonymous and 24,012 were for officials not under CVC.

There were 1,214 verifiable complaints which were sent for inquiry or investigation to chief vigilance officers (CVOs) who act as distant arm of the CVC, and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).


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