New Delhi, 18 November (IANS). 35 senior officials allegedly involved in corruption in Jammu and Kashmir have been suspended. Top sources gave this information on Wednesday.
Five officials of Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution Department, two from Transport Department, one each from Revenue Department and Rural Development Department, 24 from Forest, Ecology and Environment Department and two from Public Works (R&D) Department were suspended. has gone.
IANS reviewed the list of those who have been placed under suspension and corruption cases.
The decision to suspend these officers was taken by the Jammu and Kashmir administration during the anti-corruption campaign in the union territory. The administration started action on corrupt officials this month.
Promoting zero tolerance towards corruption, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha recently empowered vigilance units of various departments to take tough measures against corrupt officials.
Sources said the Lieutenant Governor has also instructed the district level vigilance officers to take immediate action against the corrupt officials and file an FIR without delay.
Sources said the Lieutenant Governor issued instructions while presiding over a high-level meeting with administrative secretaries at the Civil Secretariat in Srinagar.
Apart from the suspension, the Anti-Corruption Bureau on Monday raided several places in the union territory and seized documents from various places. A source said, the investigation is still on.
By October this year, the ACB had registered a total of 61 corruption cases. The Jammu unit of the Anti-Corruption Bureau had registered 29 cases of corruption and the Kashmir unit had registered 32 cases. In 2019, a total of 73 FIRs were registered against various government officials.