STATE TIMES NEWS NEW DELHI: Two IAS officers have been dismissed while nine IPS officers were suspended on corruption charges in last five years. This was stated by Union Minister of State PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday while replying to a question in Lok Sabha. Singh further said, during last five years, i.e., from May 2014 to May 2019, sanction for prosecution under Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, was granted against 23 officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and four officers of Indian Police Service (IPS). After obtaining sanction from the Central Government, the State Government or investigating agency files charge-sheets to prosecute the accused IAS / IPS officer before the court of law, the Minister added. Recoveries are made from the officers in accordance with the decision of the Court of law, said Dr Jitendra Singh. “During last five years, two officers of Indian Administrative Service have been dismissed on corruption charges, and nine officers of Indian Police Service have been suspended,” he said. In another reply, Dr Jitendra Singh informed the House that 43,946 complaints were received by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) during calendar years 2018 and 2019 (till May 31, 2019). Out of these, 41,755 complaints were disposed off, he said. The action taken on these complaints included filing of 14,903 anonymous/ pseudonymous/ vague/ unverified complaints, forwarding of 26,463 complaints to appropriate authorities with jurisdiction, and sending 389 complaints for further inquiry to Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs) or Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Minister said.
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