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Over 300 DDA employees face corruption charges

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Atul Patankar

As reported at indianexpress.com on Sept 16, 2009

 

New Delhi : High-ranking officials are among over 300 employees of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) who are facing anti-corruption cases, some of which are pending for more than two decades. Out of the total 305 cases, 167 were being investigated by its own Vigilance departments, 72 by Anti-Corruption Branch of Delhi Government and 66 were probed by the Central Bureau of Investigations. The corruption cases were pending against top officers like commissioner, directors, joint directors and deputy directors. Even the superintendent engineers and executive engineers were facing vigilance enquiries.

A total of 39 junior engineers, 11 assistant engineers, six executive engineers and three superintendent engineers among others are found to be allegedly involved in graft charges. Surprisingly, 18 senior officials from DDA retired without completing the pending probe against them.

The revelation came in response to an RTI filed by a social activist, Vivek Garg who sought details of pending corruption cases against DDA employees.

"It is surprising to know that despite several measures, authorities at DDA have failed to curb the menace of corruption," Garg said.

According to a senior official, the strength of Delhi Development Authority is about 22,000. Commissioner (Planning) Vijay Risbud, Directors V K Singhal and Jagdish Chander, Senior PS Ashok Kapoor, three Assistant Engineers Kapoil Deo, P S Rai, S C Verma and 15 junior engineers are among 66 officers against whom cases were registered by the CBI, the RTI reply said.

Whereas, cases were also pending against R C Jain and A K Sharma, both Superintendent Engineers, who have been superannuated from the DDA, it said. Out of the total 72 cases registered by the Anti-Corruption Branch of Delhi Government, four were against assistant engineers and seven were against junior engineers.

The cases were pending against Assistant Engineers S C Garg, Raghunandan, I S Panwar, Brijesh Kumar Garg and Junior Engineers Raj Kumar Malhotra, R C Jai, M S Anand, Kailash Chand Verma, Rajesh Kumar Baliyan, Sat Pal Dabas and Suresh Chand Solanki, the reply said.

The Vigilance Departmental cases were also pending against P M Parate, Director, Joint Director Shashi Kant, Deputy Directors K K Marwah and J B Malik, Executive Engineers S N Paul, S S Bhalla, A K Goel, Lalit Kumar, I J Gupta, Vijay Kumar and Assistant Engineers Shyamlal Singh and B P Badolait, the RTI response said.

 

 

 

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rejimonck

i think to arrest corruption the implimention of restriction on maximum year a staff serve in senistive post must be implimented .

 

as below is CVC circular.

 

rejimon

Dwarka Forum

 

98/VGL/60

 

Government of India

 

Central Vigilance Commission

 

*****

 

Satarkta Bhawan, Block ‘A’,

 

GPO Complex, INA,

 

New Delhi – 110 023

 

Dated the 15

 

th April 1999

To

 

All Chief Vigilance Officers

 

Subject: Rotation of officials working in sensitive posts.

 

*****

 

Instructions have been issued from time to time by the Central Vigilance

 

Commission and the Department of Personnel and Training for making rotational transfers in

 

respect of the officials posted on sensitive posts at periodic intervals. These instructions are

 

not being strictly followed and fallen into disuse.

 

2. In order to implement these instructions in a letter and spirit, it has been

 

decided by the Commission that a list of sensitive posts in various Departments/

 

Organisations

should be identified by the Chief Vigilance Officer of the Department/Organisation. A list of

 

posts so identified by the CVOs may be intimated to the Commission immediately.

 

Thereafter CVOs in consultation with the Chief Executives would ensure that officials posted

 

on sensitive posts are rotated every two/three years to avoid developing vested interests. In

 

case officials posted on the sensitive posts continue to function in violation of the existing

 

orders, the Commission may be apprised so that it may take up the matter with the concerned

 

Departments/Organisations for implementing these instructions.

 

(P.S.FATEHULLAH)

 

DIRECTOR

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