Haryana vigilance registers 389 graft cases against officials


Despite the stern action being taken by the state vigilance, the government officials are continuously taking bribes which is a matter of serious concern in Haryana. As many as 389 cases were registered by the vigilance in the last two months, out of which investigation has been completed in 216 cases.
Out of the completed investigations, departmental action has been recommended in 47 and criminal cases have been recommended in 5 investigations. 3 cases have been sent to the state government for further decision. The data was tabled in a review meeting of the concerned committee held under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary of Haryana. He was apprised in the meeting that in accordance with the zero tolerance approach being used to eradicate corruption in Haryana, the committee is keeping a strict vigil on such cases. The Chief Secretary reviewed the action being taken on the cases registered by vigilance from time to time. Besides, the Haryana Government will create a separate Chemistry and Physics division in the Regional Forensic Science Laboratory established in Panchkula. It was apprised in the meeting that currently there is no such Chemistry and Physics division for sample testing.
Further, it was informed in the meeting that from 1 January 2022 to 30 September 30 out of the registered cases related to corruption, chargesheets/challans have been filed in 128 cases. Filing of chargesheet/challan is still pending in 258 cases. The officials were directed that the process of filing chargesheet/challan should be completed at the earliest even in pending cases. This was decided in the second meeting of the High Power Committee on Corruption cases constituted at the state level. It was apprised in the meeting that most of the samples sent for examination are related to Chemistry and Physics, due to which further action will be taken in the cases. Therefore, a proposal will be sent to CFSL to create a separate division of Chemistry and Physics in this lab.
It was informed that a proposal for posting of Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) has been prepared. Advertisement for these posts will be issued as soon as the final approval is received. Retired officers will also be given a chance for CVO. He informed that a 6-member committee has been constituted by the Chief Minister to appoint the CVO. The officers were directed that while preparing all action reports, the source of complaints should also be recorded, so that the government can trace from where the maximum complaints are coming.
The Chief Secretary said that corruption will not be tolerated at all in the state. Therefore, the State Vigilance Bureau has also been expanded to the division level. Due to the continuous efforts of the state government, officers and employees involved in corruption cases are being caught and appropriate action is being taken against them.