SVC awaits disposal of 8,935 complaints with Jammu and Kashmir govt

Jammu: The State Vigilance Commission, the highest anti-graft body that deals with corruption cases of government officials, is awaiting disposal of nearly 9,000 complaints that are pending with various departments of the Jammu and Kashmir Government.

“Till date, there are 8,935 complaints pending with various Departments of the State Government,” Chief Vigilance Commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir, Kuldeep Khoda, said.

The SVC has sent 884 cases to different government departments for action and on the basis of evidence collected, prima facie charges have been established against identified officials.

So far action has been taken only in 37 cases and action against the remaining 847 are pending.

Over 260 cases, which were enquired by the SVC, serious charges were established and the same were referred to the concerned Administrative Secretaries for initiating departmental action against the identified officers.

Till March 31, 2016, the Commission received 3,697 complaints out of which 3,271 have been disposed off.

Of these, 109 cases have been registered against officers against whom charges were established after enquiry by the Commission, he added.