Corruption in India: Indian Bureaucrats

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Indian Bureaucrats:
Mamata targets Left babu pillar: "Mamata Banerjee has begun a process targeted at replacing key West Bengal Civil Service officers, who formed a crucial column of support for the Left, with neutral IAS officers."
Two held for JPSC fraud - Rs 9 lakh bribe to clear exam: "job aspirant complained when his name did not appear on the merit list as promised."
Chhattisgarh babu stashes Rs 253cr, runs steel mill: "Babulal Agarwal's alleged rags-to-riches story. The report claimed the 1988-batch bureaucrat's family operated 473 bank accounts in which Rs 60 crore had been deposited over the years. His family acquired 108 acres in and around Raipur and purchased 30 companies in 11 years. They also own a house in Noida. Evidence was included in the report to show how the bureaucrat forged the birth certificate of his minor son Samarth to show him as a 20-year-old, so that black money could be regularized as his son's income."
Chhattisgarh govt shields tainted IAS officer: "The Chhattisgarh government has been exposed for shielding IAS officer Babulal Agarwal, who is worth Rs 253 crores, with 473 bank accounts. He owns 30 companies"
CBI Raids premises of RRDA Officials & Builders
MHA babu sent to home cadre on graft charge
Assets of corrupt babus may be seized and liquidated
2G scam: SC pulls up I-T dept for slow pace of probe: ""We are sure they (I-T Dept) would have slept over it otherwise (if it had not intervened). There is no doubt about it,""
Manmohan Singh Bats for Corruption Free Public Services on Civil Services Day
Vigilance quizzes Anand for the second day
Lokpal may get free hand to go after babus: "A broad consensus emerged over the need to review existing laws that have been criticized for shielding corrupt officials."
Our corrupt babudom: "We have heard far too many promises about fighting corruption. They are meaningless because bureaucracy continues to be corrupt."
Politician-bureaucrat nexus worse threat than Pak, says Anna
Draft PAC report for stringent anti-corruption laws to cleanse bureaucracy
'Special' exam gave DGCA honcho's daughter licence: "Rashmi took these special exams after failing in repeated attempts to clear these three CPL subjects in the regular exams."
Tihar new hangout for tainted babus, businessmen: "The men behind two of the biggest multi-crore scandals of the country, the 2G and the CWG scam, which includes a minister, senior bureaucrats and billionaire businessmen of the country, have found comfort in each other's company in Tihar jail, where all of them are presently lodged."
2 BCI members, law college vice-chairman booked for graft: "Jindal entered into a criminal conspiracy with Rana and Sharma in October-November of 2010 and fabricated the inspections conducted at the college by BCI members. “Rana and Sharma allegedly accepted an illegal gratification of Rs 1.25 lakh from Moti Lal Jindal for conducting inspections at Swami Devi Dyal Law College and for submitting favourable reports so that the college can continue with its courses like Bachelor of Law (LLB) and Bachelor of Arts combined with LLB.”"
Orissa delays prosecution of officers: Activists: "Orissa has failed to decide on requests by the vigilance department for sanction to prosecute as many as seven senior officers, anti-corruption group Transparency International said", "There is a time limit of two months to decide upon such requests for sanction. But in many of these cases the delays have been for years"
More than 1500 files seized from RRDA, CBI tells HC
Fake pilot license scam: Senior DGCA official sacked
Babus told to bare all: "the Centre government has asked the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and other central service officers to put the details of their immovable property in public domain."
Hasan Ali case: UP govt removes Principal Secy
Guj officer resists corruption, driven to death: "He was allegedly being harassed by three of his seniors, who wanted him to prepare inflated bills for projects."
Is paying bribe a must at RTO to get your work done?: "Corruption pervades all government offices. But at the regional transport office, bribery and corruption seem to be essential for any sort of work."
Munda govt in demolition dilemma: "CBI is probing the nexus between unscrupulous builders and officials of Ranchi Regional Development Authority."
Hasan net widens to Puducherry LG, Maya secy
CBI on ‘insolent’ JSEB’s case: "Jharkhand High Court has asked the CBI to investigate the functioning of the state electricity board for defying its orders and not initiating reforms proposed in the Electricity Act."
Intel agencies: corruption - The Bug’s Musings: "The Centre plans a clean-up in tainted intel agency NTRO"
Chandolia threatened officials to follow Raja's diktats: CBI: "Former Telecom Minister A Raja's private secretary R K Chandolia had threatened several senior Telecom Ministry officials to ensure grant of spectrum to Swan Telecom which was ineligible for getting the spectrum licence, CBI said today in its chargesheet on 2G scam."
449 gazetted officers facing corruption charges: "As many as 449 gazetted officers in Jammu and Kashmir, which had been ranked as the second most corruption-ridden state in India, have been facing trial in Courts in different corruption cases."
Officials have destroyed Ranchi, observes HC
Arjun Munda removes state chief secretary: "Chief minister Arjun Munda has finally removed state chief secretary Ashok Kumar Singh for his alleged involvement in a corruption case that was filed on August 20, 2002, by Bihar vigilance bureau."
Raid raj blackmail: "the actions of the Central income-tax authority are difficult to describe as anything short of harassment."
Adarsh scam: CBI raids ex-BMC chief's residence
Two suspended for NREGA funds embezzlement
Activists, lawyers seek Right to Service Act: "A TI study found that more than 50% of Indians have had a firsthand experience of bribery."
Court blasts ED on Hasan Ali, says it has not done "homework": "Slamming the Enforcement Directorate over its handling of the Hasan Ali Khan money laundering case, a local court today observed it was not able to make out even a single case against the businessman to seek his custody and asked the agency to do its "homework"."
Bihar Officials' Asset Declaration: Click on "Asset Declaration" and "Web-Site Directory" in the left navigation bar.
E.g.: Patna Home/Police/Jail Department
Land official held for taking bribe
India anti-corruption chief PJ Thomas forced to resign
India’s Anti-Graft Officer Rejection Is Not The First
Ex-CVC PJ Thomas accused of arm-twisting: "alleged role in “arm-twisting” telecom operator S-Tel into withdrawing its case against the department of telecommunications"
Scam Central (Update): "Corrupt customs officials in Gujarat set up an unofficial single-window clearance system and printed a regular bribe rate card to speed importers and exporters through the channels of red tape"
“Public administration has fallen prey to corruption”
Nalco bribe case: Court sends Srivastava and Bajaj to Tihar: "The two were arrested on February 25 after CBI recovered about 10 kg of gold bricks and jewellery valued at around Rs 2.13 crores as also Rs 30 lakh in cash from their possession."
Lessons from the Thomas verdict: "The Supreme Court ruling shows that fundamental facts were glossed over by those who were authorised to make the vital appointment.", "Each day seems to bring up a new scam, and this confirms that the nation's moral fibre is in tatters. Unless this dangerous trend is reversed, India's future generations will become hostage to a situation where they cannot afford to be even minimally honest.", "No proof is any longer required to show that the choice of Mr. Thomas was downright arbitrary, illegal and laughable."
Ministry shields coal PSU chief from CBI action: "For almost a year, the coal ministry has refused CBI permission to register a case against the head of state-owned Western Coalfields Ltd (WCL), despite recommendations from two successive chief vigilance officers (CVO) for action against the official for "grave misconduct" in favouring a contractor and causing loss to the company."
Thomas wipes out Manmohan's sheen: "By arrogantly dismissing the spirit of consensus-building in appointing persons to critically important offices, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has brought misery upon himself"
IB, RAW job aspirants lack 'intelligence': Report
CBI arrests one more in NALCO graft case
Nalco bribe case: CBI custody of Bhatia extended till March 10
CWG scam: Bhanot, Verma sent to Tihar Jail till Mar 15
Dignity of CVC office restored: Sushma Swaraj
Sex-for-marks scandal hits Jabalpur varsity, 2 top officials arrested
I respect SC verdict quashing Thomas's appointment as CVC: PM
SC strikes down CVC PJ Thomas' appointment: "The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down Central Vigilance Commissioner PJ Thomas' appointment dealing a major blow to the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government.", "The apex court observed that Thomas is a person who is tainted as he was an accused in the palmoline export scam in Kerala. The Supreme Court said that the high-powered committee's recommendation on appointment of Thomas "does not exist in law"."
Uttar Pradesh engineer owns assets worth Rs.100 crore: "What was unearthed turned out to be a Rs.300-crore land scam, allegedly carried out not only by a handful of petty departmental officials, but also with the active connivance of at least two Indian Administrative Service officers close to expelled Samajwadi Party leader and Mulayam Singh Yadav's man Friday Amar Singh.", ""It began with release of advertisement for auction of land only in newspapers that were hardly in circulation in Uttar Pradesh. On top of that, the size and format of the advertisement was so insignificant and obscure that it was intended to go unnoticed, so that the auction bids would remain confined only to a select few,""
Move to hike PPSC strength opposed: "in the wake of allegations of corruption against the existing PPSC members in recruitment of doctors."
Mines Ministry suspends NALCO CMD: "The CBI arrested Srivastava and his wife for accepting an illegal gratification of three gold bricks, each weighing 1 kg, of 24 carat gold. His wife was accepting the bribe from Anita Bajaj. The Bajajs were reportedly brokering a deal between Srivastava and Bhatia International."
NALCO CMD arrested by CBI for taking bribe: "The investigating agency has also recovered Rs 30 lakh in cash and 10 kg gold from Srivastava's house in Bhubaneshwar."
CBI arrests NALCO chief, wife for taking bribe: "The CMD had got his wife Chandni to accept an illegal gratification of three gold bricks, each weighing one kg. His wife had accepted this illegal gratification from the wife of a middleman who was brokering a deal between the CMD and Madhya Pradesh-based private group of companies."
PBT moves Supreme Court against Ketan Desai, starts online petition
Scam-tainted UP engineer in dock again: "A chief engineer with UPSIDC, Misra is already facing charges of fraud in connection with a Rs 400-crore Tronica City land allotment scam in Ghaziabad in 2006, towards the fag end of Mulayam Singh Yadav's regime."
FIR to be filed against officials as Andhra suffers loss in JV: "FIR against six persons including two IAS officers and an IPS officer for allegedly causing Rs 660-crore loss to Andhra Pradesh government by hatching a conspiracy to favour a company."
Corruption at passport office | Brokers and staff demand bribes at passport office Telecom officials tried to delay 2G spectrum probe: Ex-CVC
Shinde alleged bribe in bid to fix Sonawane: "Shinde complained to the Anti-Corruption Bureau five months ago that Sonawane was seeking a bribe from him."
Oil mafia Popat Shinde's son says his father was forced to commit suicide: "Sonawane, his PA Rajendra Kale and driver Kailash Gawli had been torturing my father for paying Rs two lakhs.", "Frustated with the demand of money by a senior official, my father poured kerosene on himself and set on fire. Sonawane tried to douse the fire but was also caught in the fire,""
Former JPSC Chairman sent to jail
The Minister versus the civil servant: "Overzealous and greedy civil servants have contributed equally to the dilution of standards. Many of them have looked the other way when Ministers were found indulging in malpractices. Worse is the case of those who have themselves functioned as conduits for money passing to Ministers. A third category comprises those who are themselves guilty of corruption and cannot blame their Ministers of unethical behaviour. How else do you explain an IAS-officer couple in Madhya Pradesh having been allegedly found to have assets worth more than Rs.300 crore?", "The growing feeling among major investors from the developed world that they cannot do business in India without paying bribes is a matter of shame."
CWG scam: panel indicts ex-Prasar Bharati CEO: "The panel has laid the blame squarely at door of Prasar Bharati CEO BS Lalli for causing loss worth Rs 135 crore to the exchequer."
Bureaucracy: Corruption In Black & Black: "Still counting? Currency seized at the Bhopal residence of the Joshis", "I-T raids reveal IAS officer couple Tinu and Arvind Joshi have amassed some Rs 360 crore", "They had invested in stocks, hotels, resorts and the liquor trade", "The new buzzword at Mantralaya in Bhopal is ‘Joshied the money’, meaning, stashed away huge amounts of currency under beds and carpets, inside sofas and in other such places."
Sonawane killing: Accused had 'complained' of corrupt officials: "The accused reportedly told the police that PA Raju Kale and driver Kailash Gawli were each being paid Rs 2,000 every month. The duo would come to collect their hafta regularly."
50 DoT officials under CVC scanner for alleged graft: "The Central Vigilance Commission has imposed major penalty on 226 officials of different government organisations for their alleged involvement in corrupt practices. Out of the total 226, a highest of 50 are from Department of Communications, 36 from Central Board of Excise & Customs, 23 from Ministry of Railways and 13 from State Bank of India."
Declare assets or face jail, Jharkhand tells employees: "Earlier, only IAS and IPS officials had to declare their assets every year but their declaration of assets was not monitored. More than 80 percent of IAS and IPS officials did not declare their assets for two to three years."
Bihar’s anti-corruption drive: Declare assets or go without salary, says Nitish: "the government asked IAS officials to make the disclosure by January 31, but the majority failed to do so."
Corrupt babus making life miserable for SMUs: Survey
Corruption, nepotism cloud Haryana Civil Services merit list: "allegations ranging from nepotism to the fixing of interviews.", "how the interview marks swung the result is that of Vikas, nephew of HPSC member PP Pandit, Vikas scored only 359 out of 600 in the mains (among the lowest for those called for interview), but his 66 out of 75 in the interview was among the highest. His rank, 288 after the mains, went up to 57, a jump of 231. He has now been selected as Assistant Excise and Taxation Officer (AETO). ", "Failed candidate: they asked me why Muslims are generally terrorists"
IAS couple: I-T wing to initiate attachment proceedings soon: "Tainted Madhya Pradesh IAS couple Arvind and Tinu Joshi, whose ill-gotten wealth has been valued at a whopping Rs 360-crore, can face penalty, prosecution or attachment proceedings soon"
Adarsh scam: Ramanand Tiwari suspended: "Another retired IAS officer Subhash Lalla resigned as member of the State Human Rights Commission earlier this month against the backdrop of his alleged involvement in the scam."
India: Disgraced bureaucrat couple had $80M wealth
Another illegal jailbird PCO found at Sabarmati: "they ran a veritable public telephone service for other inmates using a mobile phone that they had smuggled inside. "They charged Rs 50 per call,"", "Several mobiles have been seized from inside the jail."
I-T report to tainted IAS couple's rescue?
In MP, babus sleep on bed of cash: "An IAS couple here owns 25 flats and 400 acres of land.", "the I-T department opened two lockers belonging to the wife of a PWD executive engineer Ashok Kumar Jain and found 7.8 kg of gold mostly in bars and Rs 1.6 crore in cash."
Tainted IAS officer couple worth Rs 360 crore: "The report also claimed that Arvind Joshi had allegedly indulged in speculative trading in shares, futures and options to the tune of Rs 270 crore in the last three years."
Bureaucrats baffled by IAS couple's Rs.300 crore empire: "The illegal assets of over Rs.300 crore amassed by an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers husband-wife duo in Madhya Pradesh was ''mind-blowing''"
Britain says 'wife-beater' Verma, family need to leave
Another Indian diplomat recalled, this time for misbehaving on flight
GoM to debate lifting protection to bureaucrats in corruption cases
The Evil of Corruption in India: "surprise raids would reveal unaccounted-for assets in the homes of nearly every politician and senior official. As someone who has the dubious distinction of having covered Indian politics for more than thirty years, I believe I am in an excellent position to tell you the changes I have seen in the lifestyle of our elected representatives and it could only have changed with the complicity of our civil servants. In the seventies and eighties when I covered Parliament, the MPs I met dressed so humbly that more than ninety per cent of them would not have spent more on their attire than your average aam aadmi. The women wore cheap cotton saris, slippers bought for a few rupees on Janpath and almost no jewellery. Their watches were Indian as were their handbags. The men dressed in even humbler fashion usually buying their entire outfit from Khadi Gramodyog in Connaught Place. Now things have changed so dramatically that if you keep your eyes open when the next session of Parliament begins you will yourself be able to see the changes. Look first at the handbags that our lady MPs carry and you will notice that nearly every one of them is made by some international designer. The more modest MPs carry Louis Vuitton handbags and those who are not ashamed to flaunt their wealth carry handbags by more exclusive brands like Chanel, Bottega Veneta and Hermes. Check the prices of these handbags and you will see that they start at Rs 1,00,000 and can go up to Rs 10 lakh per bag. The shoes these ladies wear start at around Rs 40,000.  I cannot remember the last time I saw a lady MP who was not wearing an extremely expensive foreign watch. This is true of our male MPs as well and usually out of their humble khadi pockets peep very expensive Mont Blanc pens. Now start doing the math. Anyone who can spend so much money on trifles must have a great deal more to spend on more important things like homes and cars and they do. When I wander about the homes of political leaders these days I find myself dazzled by the crystal and china, the fine carpets and the silverware. So if an income tax raid were to be sprung upon almost any of our elected representatives, they would have a lot of explaining to do. It goes without saying that a measure like this will never be implemented because when it comes to looting public money there is an all-party consensus. Not even our communist friends would suggest random income tax raids on public servants as a means of controlling corruption. Then there is the problem that the income tax inspectors are not exactly paragons of virtue. But I have brought up the matter this week in the hope that you understand what can be done and why it is that every political party now believes in constituencies being passed down in hereditary fashion.Hereditary democracy is so widespread that according to last week’s Outlook magazine, every MP under the age of 30 has inherited his seat from some indulgent parent or relative.", "two-thirds of Lok Sabha MPs under 40 are hereditary. This is because there is no easier way to make money in India today than through a career in politics. This is why everyone from criminals and mafia dons to movie stars and big industrialists willingly give up their private lives to become public servants. Unfortunately, this is very bad for India."
UK asks India to waive diplomatic immunity to 'wife beater' envoy
Govt boots out 'wife-beater' diplomat
Wife-beating charges: Indian diplomat recalled from UK: ""Throughout their time over here, Anil would boast about his diplomatic immunity and he would tell Paromita that no one could touch him because of it. He would goad her and say, 'Call the police as many times as you want. I've got diplomatic immunity'."
Custom of corruption: "The CBI catching customs and central excise department senior officer, KB Mahadik, red-handed accepting a bribe of Rs1.9 crores shows the level of corruption in India", "This loot of public money is only the tip of the iceberg."
CBI nabs customs officer accepting Rs1.9 crore bribe: "A subsequent search operation at his residence led to seizure of Rs6.37 crore in cash, USD800, 250gm of gold, 15kg of silver vessels and a deer skin. This was besides 80 files containing documents of flats and land purchased by Mahadik",  "CBI had received reliable information on Friday at 8.30am that a Jalna-based businessman running a steel rolling business was coming to Pune to hand over a substantial bribe to Mahadik to evade excise duty. “When Mahadik arrived at Kohinoor Estate, Wakadewadi at around 9pm, he was arrested while taking a white bag containing about Rs1.9 crore. The bribe-giver fled but was nabbed and arrested later,”"
Vigilance Bureau raids JPSC office: "related to irregularities in appointment of officers through civil service examinations."
Bankrupt BBMP has money to flush down the drain: "The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) apparently faces a funds crunch. But it does not think twice about rebuilding a drain at a cost of Rs four crore, which was constructed just four years ago."
Rape victim languishes in jail while accused roams free
Maha Information Commissioner to be suspended
ndian diplomat in UK accused of assaulting wife: " Anil Verma, a senior Indian diplomat at the high commission here, has been accused of assaulting his wife but he is escaping prosecution by British Police by claiming diplomatic immunity"
Graft lens on ex-tech regulator: "The indictment of R. Natarajan comes days after the agency had nailed the now-suspended All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) chairman, R.A. Yadav, in another corruption case. Natarajan was head of the AICTE when the regulator allowed the Chennai-based JA Institute of Engineering and Technology to increase its seats against the recommendations of an expert committee."
In Punjab, DCs to get Rs 10L annual grant to host VIPs: "It's official. The "oopar ka kharcha" required by officials for "khatirdari" of VIPs will be paid by the government."
IT Dept seeks Rs 1.5 crore in tax from suspended IAS officer: "The Income Tax Department has assessed the total taxable income of suspended IAS officer Rajesh Rajora, facing corruption charges, at Rs 5.21 crore and fixed a tax liability of Rs 1.5 crore against him."
Lokayukta nabs Mangalore jailor: "for accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000 from a person to allow his ailing friend who was in judicial custoday to be medically examined."
Adarsh scam: First head rolls, babu resigns
Top MP babu's fake certificates exposed
Nitish govt cracks whip on babus to reveal all: "has asked all IAS officers in Bihar to declare their assets - as part of its campaign to weed out corruption in the state.", "About 400 employees and officials, including serving IAS and IPS officers, have been nabbed by the vigilance sleuths. ", "Prominent officials who face charges of corruption include former director general of police Narain Mishra, IAS officer S. S. Verma, former drug controller of the state Y. K. Jaiswal and former Rajbhasha director D. K. Choudhary."
CBI recovers over Rs 35 lakh from two IT officials: "including a Joint Commissioner, arrested by the agency in a bribery case. Arun Gurjar, a 1999 batch Indian Revenue Service officer"
etters: Cure for corruption: "In India, ruling political parties have been punished by the people at the ballot box. But corrupt bureaucrats remain virtually untouched owing to inherent service rules governing the Indian Administrative Services."
BDA babus engineer a scam
Corrupt bureaucrats are like sleeper cells, dangerous: "Pakistan has been ruined by the army and India by the bureaucracy”.", " 2009 Asian survey that ranked Singapore as the country with the best bureaucracy and India, the worst.", "The lobby of corrupt bureaucrats lies virtually untouched; like a computer virus deeply embedded in the system, which we know is infected but cannot be repaired."
Adarsh fallout: 2 ex-babus told to quit posts: "the axe has fallen on information commissioner Ramanand Tiwari and state human rights commission member Subhash Lalla for their alleged involvement in the Adarsh cooperative housing society scam. On Monday evening, both ex-bureaucrats were summoned to Mantralaya and, as per the directives of chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, were asked to quit"
The Telegraph - India's corrupt civil servants courted as potential grooms: "India's civil servants are being targeted as potential grooms by ambitious families who believe their income from bribes offers financial stability.", "Government offices in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, have reported a surge in visits from families looking for potential grooms for their daughters among new recruits to the civil service. Although most civil servants earn tiny salaries, they can still take home vast sums from corrupt dealings, depending on which department they serve. The Indian government is currently paralysed over allegations of corruption in Commonwealth Games projects and the allocation of mobile phone operator licenses.", "One civil servant told India Today magazine the state's Public Civil Service Commission had been visited by more than 5,000 families searching for grooms with lucrative bribe income potential.The state's former Director-General of Police, IC Dwivedi, told The Daily Telegraph families wanted their daughters to marry civil servants because they know they will take home high, tax-free bribe payments.", ""There is widespread acceptance of graft in the society. No parent gives a damn about monthly salary, all they are concerned about is whether he [the groom] is at a position which allows him to take bribes,""
Officials stole grain from India's poor, investigators say: "Millions of dollars worth of food grains intended for poor Indian families have been siphoned off and sold locally and abroad in a corruption scandal involving hundreds of local government officials"
CBI focus on Shahi - Ex-minister faces flak in medicine scam: "CBI is eagerly awaiting prosecution sanction to file chargesheets against seven people, including former health minister Bhanu Pratap Shahi and former health secretary Pradeep Kumar, in two cases involving Rs 170 crore.", "CBI has now completed investigations and found the former minister and officials guilty of cheating, misuse of official position, conspiracy and causing huge losses to the state exchequer.", " it was found that the then health minister procured Microgin disinfectant worth Rs 14.74 crore, apparently in a bid to help a relative.Again, fogging machine worth Rs 5.15 crore was bought for Rs 1.17 lakh each, though it is available in the open market for Rs 20-25,000. Moreover, several districts were supplied excess medicines, resulting in dumping and wastage."
rasar Bharti CEO B S Lalli suspended: "President Pratibha Patil on Tuesday night ordered the suspension of Prasar Bharti's controversial CEO B S Lalli, who is in the eye of a storm facing allegations of irregularities in the country's largest public broadcaster.", "The presidential action came after the Prime Minister's Office(PMO) forwarded to Patil the letter by the information and broadcasting ministry recommending the suspension of 63-year-old Lalli, a 1971-batch IAS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre."
CBI seizes cash from Bar Council of India Vice-Chairman's residence: "The Central Bureau of Investigation conducted searches at the office and residence of R. Dhanapal Raj, Vice-Chairman of the Bar Council of India, and seized cash to the tune of several lakhs of rupees"
Red tape pause on JPSC exam probe - Answer scripts await forensic tests: "A vigilance bureau probe ordered by the governor into the “acts of grave irregularities, forgery, interpolation and fraud” in conducting the second civil services exams", "Farook had sacked 19 officials after the vigilance made a prima facie case of fraud and forgery against them. They were said to be relatives and friends of JPSC members, senior bureaucrats and politicians. According to sources, a further probe found interpolations in answer scripts of 130 out of 172 candidates, who cleared the civil services exam."
Lokayukta books tahsildar for graft!
MP Lokayukta raids tainted IAS couple's house: "The IAS couple was suspended after the Income-Tax (I-T) department recovered cash worth Rs 3 crore from their residence apart from documents related to benami property. The I-T department claims to have seized bank deposits worth Rs 2.25 crore on February 2010."
CVC says departments sit over graft complaints against babus: "central government departments delaying investigations in over 1,500 graft complaints sent to them by anti-corruption watchdog, with some of them pending for over three years."
Minding their own business: "Very few top positions at regulatory bodies are apolitical. Mostly, they are sinecures — awards for good work rendered when in service. It is an unfortunate fact that bureaucrats are not sector experts, and hence, not the right fit."
2G scam: CBI grills ex-TRAI head; notices to Raja and Radia
Nitish's clean-up: babus' homes now schools: "Former DG Police Narayan Mishra was found with disproportionate assets worth Rs 1.4 crore. KP Sinha, the former vice-chairman of Patna Regional Development Authority could not explain the Rs 2.5 crores in cash recovered from his residence. IAS Officer SC Verma was found with assets to the tune of Rs 2.1 crore disproportionate to his known sources of income."
Vigilance raids ex-official’s residence
Three Karnataka Govt officials nabbed on graft charges: "Three government officials, including an Assistant Commissioner of Commercial Tax, were arrested by the Lokyukta police for allegedly accepting bribes, Lokayukta sources said.", "Assistant Commissioner of Commercial Tax department, Udupi, H Nagaraj was arrested while accepting furniture worth Rs 45,000 as bribe from the owner of a furniture shop after threatening him that he would file a false complaint that he was not filing his returns regularly", "Excise Inspector Ramesh was nabbed in Ramanagaram here for accepting bribe of Rs 62,900 from variouos wine shops in the area. Sub-Treasury officer in Puttur (near Udupi), Venkatraman was arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs 2,000 for issuing a cheque toward gratuity amount of Rs 2.20 lakh to the son of a deceased person."
Bihar: Govt confiscates official's house, opens school: "initiated proceedings to open a primary school in a former motor vehicle inspector's house in Samastipur"
30 MCD officials under cloud to be moved out of Building dept
In jail, Neera Yadav spends time reading Discovery of India: "Former Uttar Pradesh chief secretary Neera Yadav is spending her time at the Dasna Jail reading books, and giving her company at this Ghaziabad prison are petty criminals."
President okays SC probe into charges against Lalli: "Supreme Court inquiry into charges of financial mismanagement against controversial Prasar Bharti CEO B S Lalli, setting in motion the process for his removal from the post.", "Lalli, who assumed the CEO's office in December 2006, was indicted by the Central Vigilance Commission which accused him of breach of Parliamentary privilege, giving undue favours to some broadcast companies and financial mismanagement.", ""Even employees of Prasar Bharati had also launched agitation against his (Lalli) autocratic way of functioning."

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