On the occasion of celebration of Vigilance Awareness Week-2019, of Anti Curruption Bureau which was observed from October 28 to November 2, Superintendent of the State Anti-Corruption Bureau Rashmi Nandekar held a press conference at Ravi Bhavan on November 2.
Nandurkar informed that during the Vigilance Awareness week several public awareness initiatives were conducted and also discussed the work of Anti Curruption Bureau Nagpur.
Rashmi Nandekar, the first woman Superintendent of the State Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Nagpur while discussing about the time taken for the investigation informed that “due to the prolonged probe, age, health issues, non-acceptance of evidenced, technical issues are some of the aspects of lowest conviction rate. We are in touch with the judges about the entire procedure to conduct a trap and the difficulties we face in the process and we hope that the conviction rate will improve in near future”.
Speaking about the low conviction rate Nandekar informed that till October 2019, trails of 66 cases were completed and in 8 cases ACB get conviction in the 87 traps set by the department.
In the year 2018 out of 78 trails only 12 cases were convicted, while in 2017, 14 cases were convicted out of 59 trials while year 2016 witnessing only 9 convictions out of 61 trails that year.
Nandekar further informed that “ the enquiry of 302 tenders is underway out of which in 20 cases, 20 FIR have been lodged in this matter. While seven proposals of FIR have been sent to respective authorities of the department on August 2018, and departmental inquiry has been initiated,” said the officials.
“In my three-month-old tenure, the department has not received any sort of complaints regarding these departments” informed on issues of corruption in government offices like Excise, City Survey and RTO department.
Speaking about the renowned Goshi Khurd Irrigation Scam, Nandekar clarified that NCP leader Ajit Pawar is not responded in a single case.
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