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CVC got over 62,000 corruption complaints last year

Lok Sabha

New Delhi: Over 62,000 complaints of alleged corruption in various government departments were received by the Central Vigilance Commission last year, the government said today.

A total of 62,362 complaints were received in 2014. Necessary action was taken on 24,047 of them and investigation reports were sought in 1,176 complaints, Union Minister Jitendra Singh told Lok Sabha in a written reply.

Of the total complaints, 36,876 were filed as no action was required by the Commission on them. A total of 2,311 complaints were pending, he said.

The CVC has received a total of 4,309 complaints between January and February this year, said Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

Of these, necessary action was taken in 3,085 complaints and investigation report was sought in 36 cases. A total of 2,107 complaints were filed by the probity watchdog, he said.

The Commission received 926 complaints exposing corruption under the Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Informers (PIDPI), also known as whistleblowers resolution, in 2014 and necessary action was taken in 841 of them. It has received 173 such complaints between January and February this year and necessary action has been taken in 98 of them, the Minister said.

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