New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is awaiting sanction from different organisations to prosecute 123 government employees, including IAS officers and those working in central probe agencies like CBI, ED and Income Tax Department, for over four months for their alleged involvement in corruption. Of the total accused, the highest of 45 are from different state-run banks. According to norms, sanction for prosecution has to be decided within four months. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCA total of 57 cases involving these officers are pending sanction for prosecution from different government organisations, according to latest data by the probity watchdog. The highest number of eight cases is pending with the Ministry of Personnel, which acts as the nodal department for anti-corruption matters, followed by five each with the Ministry of Railways and the government of Uttar Pradesh. Separate cases involving an additional superintendent of police of the Central Bureau of Investigation, assistant director of the Enforcement Directorate and an Income Tax officer are also awaiting sanction for prosecution, the data updated till April showed. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsA total of 15 cases, involving 45 employees, are pending with State Bank of India, Canara Bank, Corporation Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, Punjab National Bank, Allahabad Bank, Syndicate Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce, it showed. “In seven cases involving 16 officials of Department of Personnel & Training, Corporation Bank, State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda and Syndicate Bank, the Commission agreed with the departments/organisations that sanction for prosecution is not necessary. However, final action taken/decision is awaited,” the CVC said. Two such cases involving corrupt employees are pending with Union territories, Department of Revenue, Defence Ministry, Ministry of Food and Supply, and Health and Family Welfare Ministry, it said. One case each involving corrupt staff is awaiting sanction for prosecution from the state governments of Chhattisgarh, J&K, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, it said.
The first quarter of 2018 saw the highest ever recorded passenger movement through Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation (CJIAC).According to a release from the CJIAC, for the month of March 2018, 52,729 passengers were processed as compared to 43,733 in March 2017. Passenger movement for the period January to March 2018 recorded 142,781 persons being processed as compared to 126,340 for the same period in 2017.Minster of Public Infrastructure David Patterson, attributed these marked increases to “Government’s sound economic policies and its unwavering advocacy for an enabling environment for investors.”He added that other factors which contributed to this achievement can be associated with increased business interest in Oil and Gas, Agriculture and tourists coming in large numbers for the Easter Festivities, Bartica Regatta, Rupununi Rodeo and Investment Forums.The country’s main port of entry is currently being expanded to accommodate the additional traffic anticipated in the coming years.The US$150M project is moving apace and upon completion, with the inclusion of several state-of-the-art facilities and amenities, the airport’s capacity will be greatly enhanced and strengthened significantly impacting passengers’ experience. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPassenger traffic in May skyrocketed – CJIAJune 8, 2016In “latest news”51kg of Cocaine seized at CJIA in 2013; CEO boasts of improved securityJanuary 31, 2014In “Crime”Conviasa to begin scheduled flights this month; Govt. in talks with other airlinesFebruary 1, 2014In “Local News”