31 senior officers face corruption charges

August 3rd, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Thirty-one senior officers in the government have been charged with corruption in 2010 and 2011, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.

Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office V. Narayanasamy said these included 16 officers in 2010 and 15 so far this year.

While 12 of them belonged to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), 16 were from Indian Revenue Service (IRS), one from the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and two from Indian Police Service (IPS).

All of them face cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The minister said the government had decided that the Annual Immovable Property Returns of all members of All Indian Services and other Group A services of the central government should be placed in public domain.

“Members of these services are also proposed to be brought under the jurisdiction of Lokpal,” he added.

“Further, names of officers with doubtful integrity are placed in the ‘List of Officers with Doubtful Integrity’ and are not considered for sensitive posts in the respective departments.”

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