Thursday, April 29, 2010

1,21,0362,955: Disproportionate assets in Rs allegedly amassed by civil servants

Rs 1,21,0362,955. Finding it tough to figure it out? It’s over Rs 121 cr which is the total amount in disproportionate assets amassed by civil servants, according to CBI charge sheets. Though the number of cases under trial in 2009 was just three down from 55 in 2008, those under investigation (based on FIRs) went up from 13 in 2008 to 78.
This information was given by minister of state in the ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions Prithviraj Chavan in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. (In Picture: CBI director Ashwani Kumar in a medical check-up)
Meanwhile, in order to facilitate speedy trial of cases investigated by the CBI, the government has decided to set up 71 additional Special Courts, approved 284 posts of prosecuting officers with supporting staff and notified a new scheme for engaging law officers on contract basis for a period up to five years.
Also, various incentives were introduced to fill up the vacancies in the CBI. Those include grant of special incentive allowance at the rate of 25% of pay up to the level of senior superintendent of police and at the rate of 15% for officers above that rank to attract officers on deputation.
It was also decided to divert 77 posts of deputy superintendent of police from deputation quota to promotion quota, as a one time measure in relaxation of recruitment rules to expedite filling up of these posts, a government release said.

MHA joint secretary’s house raided
CBI searched the houses of two senior government officers including one of O Ravi (In picture), a 1983 batch IAS and joint secretary in the ministry of home affairs (MHA). Mr Ravi allegedly accepted a bribe of Rs 25 lakh from a private distiller. Another ministry official, RS Sharma, a director, has been booked for accepting bribes to favour a bulletproof jacket firm, according to media reports.

Global Window: Pak SC sets aside 54 bureaucrats’ promotions
Pakistan’s Supreme Court declared the prime minister’s promotion of 54 bureaucrats to Grade 22 as null and void. It said that the promotion was in complete disregard to the rules, destroying the services structure, a three-member bench of the Pakistan SC said.


  1. 121cr. amassed by civil servants? biggest joke, there would be many who have eaten more individually.
    2. chandrashekhar, the most powereful means the manmohan govt. the weekest govt ever which relies on a set of select civil servants mostly retired for every decision. it shows bankruptcy in vision and statesmanship in the political leader(s)

  2. 121 cr must be 0.1 percent of total amount