Maximum corruption complaints against civic agencies, police

Of 4,000 complaints pending against officials of various government departments which were earlier being investigated by the Anti-corruption Branch, those against Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) employees top the list, followed by Delhi Police and Delhi Development Authority (DDA) officials. So far, only 23 have been converted into FIRs.

The list, accessed by Newsline, shows that there are 1,004 complaints against MCD officials, followed by 547 against Delhi Police officials and 139 against DDA officials. Other departments include Revenue, Transport, Education, Food and Supply, Delhi Jal Board, DTTDC, Labour and Public Works Department.

On Monday, Newsline had reported that more than 4,000 complaints pending against officials of various government departments. The complaints were earlier being investigated by the Anti-corruption Branch (ACB) of the Delhi government but were transferred to the Chief Vigilance Officers of the various departments to investigate the cases independently since the ACB was facing a shortage of staff.

The ACB has brought this list to the notice of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has assured action. No action has been taken against any of the officials irrespective of the fact that the cases were forwarded to them.

Meanwhile, ACB sources said the anti-corruption helpline number will be announced by Wednesday evening. The office of the Chief Minister will monitor these calls. Sources said that after the issue of the shortage of staff is addressed, from the existing two raiding parties that operate in the morning and evening, the number of raiding parties will be increased to six. ACB sources said the officers to be recruited will most probably join the department by Wednesday evening.

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