In India’s fight against corruption, the government of the country has suspended 9 officers and dismissed 2 in the span of 5 years.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that in 5 years, the government has dismissed 2 Indian Administrative Service Officers and 9 Indian Police Service Officers on corruption charges.
In the last 5 years, from May 2014 to May 2019, sanction for prosecution under the Prevention of Corruption Act of 1988 was granted against 23 Indian Administrative Service Officers and 4 Indian Police Service Officers.
After the sanctions were obtained, the investigating agencies filed charge-sheets against the accused Indian Police Officers and the Indian Administrative Service Officers so they could be brought to the court.
Minister Singh said, “During the 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.”
Minister Singh also mentioned that the Central Vigilance Commission of India has received 43,946 complaints from 2018 to May 31, 2019.