Vigilance readies list of 1,000 graft-tainted officials, 100 face axe

Vigilance readies list of 1,000 graft-tainted officials, 100 face axe

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Vigilance Organisation (JKVO) has prepared a list of graft-tainted government employees, which is likely to be submitted to Governor NN Vohra’s office for further action.
A high-ranking officer in the JKVO, wishing anonymity, told Kashmir Reader that the list comprises about a 1,000 corrupt officials, 100 of whom have been proven guilty by the investigation.
The officer said, most of the 1000 cases are being investigated since 2008, but because of the low rate of conviction in corruption cases, only the 100 officials whose guilt has been established might be sacked.
During a meeting on February 19, which reviewed the functioning of the JKVO and the State Vigilance Commission, Vohra had sought details of all corrupt officers and officials in the administration within 15 days.
In the meeting, Vohra had hinted that axe will fall on the dishonest employees.
In July last year, the PDP-BJP government has sacked 63 officials.
One of the confidential reports of JKVO, in possession of Kashmir Reader, shows that the JKVO has been receiving complaints almost against all government departments.
Revenue, education, rural development, police, forest, social welfare and health departments figure among the top 10 departments.
The officials have been booked for 18 crimes, which include bribery, abuse of power, misappropriation of funds, illegal appointments, concealment of facts, abusing official position and for acquiring government jobs without being the state subjects.
The governor had also directed that all cases due for compulsory review under Article 226 in various departments shall be placed before the designated Committees by March 15, 2016. He also reiterated his earlier directions regarding completion of the Annual Performance Reports (APRs) of all employees and a report furnished to him by February 29.

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