200 officials under scanner for corruption

Srinagar: As many as 200 government employees, majority of them from public sector undertakings have come under scanner of government for their alleged involvement in corruption, KNS reported.

Highly placed administrative sources said that the government was likely to take action against such officers in coming days.

Sources disclosed that that the process for initiating action against these tainted officers has already been started.

“The Chief Minister’s office is monitoring the activities of these officials on day-to-day basis and action against some is expected soon,” sources said.

Sources added that most of these tainted officers (about 70 in number) are working in different Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).

Sources said that government will sent their files to State Vigilance Organization (SVO) and other agencies for making fool-proof cases against them. “To make the case fool-proof, the Government will backup these with documentary evidence from anti-corruption bodies and other agencies including the Criminal Investigation Department of the police before further action,” sources maintained.

One of the top officials of the government said that action against tainted and corrupt officers would continue and nobody would be spared.

Sources also said that vigilance has already registered corruption cases against some of the, Managing Directors, General Managers of the PSU’s. “There has been increase in cases of corruption involving PSU’s officials. Government has the names of tainted officers who were found involved in scams and misappropriation of funds in these PSU’s,” sources said.

Sources further said that government has been informed that tainted officers in the state have been from time to time saved by the respective heads. “Cases are hushed up at the instance of seniors and are not taken to their logical ends. The officers, who should have landed in jails for their wrongdoings and unlawful acts, have risen to the higher ranks,” according to sources, government was informed.

One of the top officials of the government said that the corruption was a major challenge in the state with various anti-graft agencies receiving complaints on routine bases. “It is true that corruption is a major challenge for the government and its adverse effects on the society cannot be underestimated,” the official said.

Sources said that the list of the officers under scanner may enlarge for which the preliminary inquiry was underway. (KNS)



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