Prosecution in Corruption

The Government has issued guidelines vide Office Memorandum No. 399/33/2006-AVD-III dated 06.11.2006 regarding checking delay in grant of sanction for prosecution under Section 19 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, against delinquent officials working under different Ministries/Departments. A time line of three months has been prescribed therein for grant of prosecution. The proposals of sanction for prosecution are processed as per the said guidelines. Further, Government has also issued procedure for submission of proposals to the competent authority for sanction of prosecution under Single Window System vide Office Memorandum No. 142/04/2012-AVD.I dated 28.07.2014. A High-Level Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Personnel) and comprising the Secretary of the Administrative Ministry/Department, Law Secretary and Director, CBI has also been constituted for scrutiny and reviewing all delayed cases of prosecution for Sanction. The meeting of the said Committee is being held periodically and the recommendation of the Committee is also placed before the Cabinet Secretary for orders of the Competent Authority.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today

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