Increase in corruption cases in 2018: Report

  • | Tuesday | 8th January, 2019

The accused officers were arrested in separate cases on charges of accepting bribe amounting to nearly Rs 16.90 lakh. According to the annual report, the percentage of conviction in 2018 stood at 51.4 per cent as against 47 per cent recorded in 2017. BHUBANESWAR: Continuous crackdown on corrupt public servants and awareness campaigns failed to check corruption in the governance as the vigilance directorate registered 182 trap cases in 2018 as against 161 such cases in 2017, recording a rise of 13 per cent.According to the annual report released by the vigilance, the 182 trap cases were registered against 195 persons, including 192 public servants and three private persons. Strengthening the prosecution system to increase the rate of conviction is a priority area,” Panigrahi said. “We also continue to stress on registration of high value DA cases.

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