Complaints against Bureaucrats

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Complaints against Bureaucrats 

Cadre-wise data of complaints received and action taken against bureaucrats is not maintained centrally in the DoPT. However, as per information received from the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), the complaints received in CVC are examined and the complaints which contain verifiable facts are sent for investigation and report to Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) / Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Pseudonymous / anonymous complaints are filed and the complaints which are administrative in nature are forwarded to CVO of concerned organization for necessary action at their end.


            The number of complaints against officers received and disposed of by the CVC during the last three years is as follows:  

Year    Complaints received  Complaints disposed of
2015    32149                            30789
2016    51207                            48764
2017    26052                            22386

As per the annual reports furnished by the Ministries/Departments to CVC, the details of departmental inquiries, including cases of financial mismanagement, instituted against officers (both within and outside the jurisdiction of CVC) during the last three years is as follows:

Year   Departmental Inquiries instituted 
2015   13024
2016   13629

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CBI Investigation Ordered by Apex Court 

 A total number of 299 cases have been ordered by the Supreme Court for investigation by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) during the last three years i.e. 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 (upto 28.2.2018). The details of same is as under:

Year Total No. of cases registered on the order of Supreme Court (RC+PE)
2015  191
2016  14
2017  46
2018  48
(upto 28.2.2018)
Total 299

            Out of these 299, charge sheet has been filed in 107 cases (103 in 2015 and 4 in 2016). 3 cases resulted in conviction in 2015. 

The cases referred by Supreme Court are under active investigation.  However, due to following reasons, time frame for filing Charge-sheets can not be fixed. 

In some cases, investigation requires scrutiny of voluminous documents and examination of large number of witnesses.
In some cases, investigations has to be done in foreign countries for which Letters Rogatory has to be executed, which is a time consuming process
Many cases remain pending even after conclusion of investigation for want of sanction for prosecution from the competent authority or for want of expert opinion.
Large vacancies in CBI amongst the ranks of Investigating Officers and Law Officers affect the speed of investigations.


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