189 requests for prosecution pending: minister

December 14th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The government said Wednesday that 189 requests for sanction for prosecution of corrupt officials are pending with central ministers and departments as well as states.

The maximum of 30 requests were with the department of financial services in the finance ministry, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office V. Narayanasamy told the Lok Sabha.

This was followed by 24 requests with the Custom and Central Excise department, also attached to the finance ministry, 16 with the government of Assam and 12 in the ministry of health and family welfare.

Ten cases were pending in the ministry of railways, the minster said.

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