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139 criminal cases against IAS, IPS, IRS and IFS officers

New Delhi, January 3, 2018: CBI has registered 139 cases against IAS, IPS, IRS and IFS officers during the last three years between January 1, 2014 and November 30, 2017, informed Minister of State at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr Jitendra Singh on Wednesday.

In a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha Singh informed the House that the All-India Service (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1969 has been amended to include the provision of conclusion of enquiry and submission of report within a period of six months from the date of receipt of order of Inquiring Authority.

In order to ensure probity amongst government servants, Ministries/Departments/Cadres have been asked to regularly review the officers/officials (including those belonging to IAS, IPS, IRS& IFS) under the provisions of FR-56 (J)/Rule 16 (3) of AIS (DCRB) Rules 1958, the Minister informed.

The position is reviewed at the level of this Department as well as Cabinet Secretariat. As per information provided by Cadres, provisions of FR-56 (J)/Rule 16 (3) of AIS (DCRB) Rules 1958 have been invoked/recommended against 72 Group A officers (including those belonging to IAS, IPS, IRS & IFS) and 125 Group B officers, added the Minister.

Regular review is undertaken for expediting disposal of pending disciplinary proceedings and for expeditious disposal of pending sanction of prosecution cases within the stipulated timeframe by the respective Cadres/Departments.

“In order to speed up disposal of the case pending trial, 92 additional Special Courts for CBI have been set up,” said Singh.

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