Gujarat stood second with the registration of 37 DA circumstances, whereas Tamil Nadu was positioned third with 21 such circumstances final yr, the NCRB report mentioned.
Knowledge shared by the Odisha vigilance — a devoted anti-corruption directorate of the state — confirmed the ill-gotten wealth amassed by a number of tainted public servants within the DA circumstances was valued at a staggering Rs 123.92 crore final yr. This was the highest-ever detection of disproportionate property by the vigilance wing and almost double the worth of the DA (Rs 62.83 crore) discovered within the names of a number of authorities staff the yr earlier than (2019).
“Out of the 93 DA circumstances registered final yr, we detected ill-gotten property of greater than Rs 1 crore in 36 circumstances and greater than Rs 4 crore in 4 circumstances. Altogether 24 DA circumstances had been registered towards Class-I officers and 19 DA circumstances had been registered towards Class-II officers,” a senior vigilance official mentioned.
Final yr’s single largest DA case was registered towards former Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Abhay Kant Pathak. Pathak and his son, Akash, had been arrested on November 27, 2020. Their ill-gotten wealth was valued at Rs 9.35 crore.
With 103 entice circumstances, involving the arrest of corrupt authorities officers whereas taking bribe, Odisha stood fifth. Maharashtra topped the checklist with the registration of 631 entice circumstances final yr, the NCRB report additional mentioned.
The general registration of vigilance circumstances within the state underneath the Prevention of Corruption Act got here right down to 245 final yr from 353 in 2019. The conviction fee in vigilance circumstances stood at 50% final yr, based on the report.
Altogether 103 entice circumstances had been registered towards 113 public servants and two non-public individuals for allegedly accepting bribes final yr. “We seized a complete bribe quantity of almost Rs 16.62 lakh final yr from them. In 2019, altogether 113 entice circumstances had been reported towards 120 public servants and two non-public individuals. Practically Rs 17.36 lakh bribe was seized from them that yr,” the official mentioned.
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik has been cracking the whip on corrupt and inefficient authorities officers by giving them obligatory untimely retirement. Many tainted officers of various departments have already been dismissed from service within the final two months.