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The corruption free addministration of the CVC report
We, the Indians, are the most innocent people upon this Earth. Leaving aside some exceptions, we are mostly God fearing, honest and believing people irrespective of our faith, caste and creed.
So, when Mahatma Gandhi ji gave the clarion call of SWARAJ, we followed his dictates and asked the British to Bharat Choro post haste. Once the British left, Pandit Nehru said – "Aaraam Haram Hai," we accepted his words and worked hard through 'Panch Varshi Yojna'and built our 'Bharat Mahan'. We had also tried to follow the footsteps of Lal Bahdur Shastri ji and shouted from the house tops – "Jai Jawan Jai Kisan." Unfortunately, he didn't survive long. 


Never mind the 'Dal main piyaz ka tadka naheen,'  the recent complaint of a disgruntled soldier. People never stop complaining! When Indra Gandhi ji asked us to 'Garibi Hatao' we struggled like Hercules and built the "Hall of Nations" for gareebs of India at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. It was a sign of our forward march in tune of old redundant "League of Nations." Now we are probably demolishing it. Yes Sriman. We have a golden history of demolishing from the Jain Temples, Buddha Vihars of yonder to Babri Masjid. But these are all signs of a vibrating nation, the mile stones of the journey through history.


And nearly three years passed by when Shri Modi ji asked us to vote for him and his party so that he could build a corruption free society, we fell in his love - head over heels. The romance with Modi is still going strong. Occasionally, we need some assurances that all is quiet on Rashtriya Front. Let us not bring the irritating thorn of Kashmir here. The solution of this problem must be ready at Nagpur and would be diligently provided by RSS / BJP and Bajrangi netas in due course of time.


Not long ago, presenting the report card of NaMo government, BJP chief Shri Amit Shah had credited the party for giving a "decisive" government. He had also promised that in the remaining years of its tenure, all the promises made in the run up to 2019 Lok Sabha polls will be fulfilled. In synch with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's regular reminders about the corruption steeped and nepotism ducked Congress rule, the honorable second in command also lambasted Congress for "scams, scandals and policy paralysis" during ten years of UPA Raj. He had reminded the nation that UPA government had left behind an "empty treasury and policy paralysis". Shah informed that bureaucracy was "dejected" and there was pessimism among people.


He claimed that the Modi government has generated hope in all these sections within two years of coming to power, Shah expressed confidence that the government will take the country to new heights after laying the foundation stone in this period.
 
"Modi government has assumed power after the ten years rule of UPA in which scams and scandals ruled the roost. After two years in government, even our opponents have not been able to level any allegation of corruption on us," Shah said.


Is there anybody listening? Yes, the whole nation – spellbound.


Now, this CJ is not giving any personal opinion but some excerpts of  Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) reports - straight from the Horse's Mouth.


Economic Times August 13, 2017


NEW DELHI: Corruption complaints against various government departments jumped by a whopping 67 per cent in 2016 over the previous year, with the Railways topping the list.
Over 11,000 complaints were received against the public sector behemoth, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has said.


In its annual report tabled in Parliament recently, the probity watchdog said it received a total of 49,847 complaints in 2016, as against 29,838 in 2015 - an increase of 67 per cent.


"The Commission received a considerable number of complaints against public servants working in the state governments and other organisations who do not come under the jurisdiction of the Commission or which are of administrative nature," it said.
 
Giving details, the CVC said the highest of 11,200 such complaints were against railway employees. Of these 8,852 were disposed of and 2,348 were pending. Further, a total of 1,054 complaints against railway employees were pending for more than six months.


The number of complaints against those under government of National Capital Territory of Delhi has declined with a total of 969 received last year as against 5,139 in 2015.


As many as 6,513 complaints of alleged corruption were received against employees under Home Ministry, followed by 6,018 bank officials and 2,496 related to those working with the Ministry of Petroleum.


A total of 2,646 corruption complaints were received against officials of the Income Tax department, 2,514 against those in Urban Development Ministry and 2,393 related to employees working under Telecommunication Ministry, it said.


There were 1,746 corruption complaints against employees under Labour Ministry, 1,668 in Food and Consumer Affairs department, 1,420 of customs and excise, 1,376 in public sector insurance companies and 1,369 against officials of Ministry of Steel, the CVC said.


A total of 759 complaints were against Coal Ministry employees, 724 of Information and Broadcasting Ministry, 689 in Defence, 571 related to employees of Health and Family Welfare department and 479 against officials of Shipping Ministry.


And if the reader wants to learn more, here is the report published in 'Indian Express' would help them.


It April 24, 2017. Indian Express:


Red-flagged 50 cases of alleged corruption, nepotism but no govt action: CVC


The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has recorded in its annual report more than 50 cases of alleged corruption, nepotism, high-handedness and red-tapism in 2016 in which the government departments concerned failed to initiate action despite being alerted by the anti-corruption watchdog.


The report, which was submitted to the government this month, states that in many of these cases, the CBI initiated FIRs, recommended suspension of the officials involved and action against senior functionaries of these departments. However, the report states, its advice was ignored or not fully acted upon.


Among the major cases red-flagged in the CVC report are:


Ministry of Civil Aviation:The report has highlighted alleged irregularities in awarding contract for cockpit crew transportation in Air India. The CVC advised the imposition of major penalty stating that the process of award of contract to the private company allegedly showed blatant violation of rules, regulations and procedures, and bypassed prescribed channels, the report says. In disagreement, the government exonerated the officer and only withdrew passages and post-retirement medical benefits, it says.


Delhi Development Authority:The report states that officers allegedly granted "undue favour" to a private school for allotment of land at Dwarka in New Delhi. CBI registered two FIRs and the CVC advised a major penalty and then a minor penalty against the two, it says. The case was, however, closed by the vice chairman, DDA without consulting CVC, states the report.


Central Board of Excise and Customs:A Chennai private firm allegedly colluded with officials of the Customs Department, Office of the Assistant Drug Controller and Customs house agents in the import of drugs from China using 160 bills of entry valued at Rs 20 crore without obtaining the valid registration certificate and licence. The report states that the importer willfully evaded payment of Rs 1.26 crore towards mandatory registration fee and licence fee. The CBI registered four FIRs against 17 officials but were denied sanction of prosecution by CBEC, who also ignored the CVC's advice for major penalty, the report states.


Indian Council of Agricultural Research:The report states that a director at one of the institutes of ICAR allegedly purchased lab tables worth Rs 47 lakh in an irregular manner from a firm without inviting tender and awarded civil work to firms at inflated rates by ignoring the lowest bidder. CVC ordered a major penalty, but the charges were dropped by the department, it states.


In God we trust! In leaders we put our faith!
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