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CVC to fast-track trial of errant bureaucrats, amends process of granting sanction to prosecute

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Taking a strong pitch against corrupt government officials under probe by CBI, the Central Vigilance Commission has decided to amend the process of granting sanction for fast-tracking trial against government officials, thereby reducing delays in deciding on such requests.

The practice of holding a meeting with the department of the official facing the allegations, which often delays granting of sanction, will be given up.

This will be followed by dismissing appeals against the CVC’s decision to grant prosecution sanction unless fresh material is produced.

Stressing the need to expedite decision-making on requests of sanction for proposal and  sticking to the time limit of three months for grant of sanction or otherwise, the CVC iterated that “competent authorities take unduly long time in deciding these matters”.

A circular issued by the  CVC on April 16 stated, “The Commission, on a review of the existing mechanism has decided to dispense with the mechanism of holding joint meetings with the representatives of CBI and the department concerned and henceforth, all such matters of difference of opinion would be dealt and resolved by the Commission on the basis of available documents.”

The new circular proposes resolution of disputes over prosecution sanction between investigation agencies and departments on the basis of available documents and tentative views of the department concerned.

Further more, the circular said, “The concerned ministry/department is required to refer the case to the commission for reconsideration only in exceptional cases when new facts come to light. The commission has observed that generally no new facts come out during these meetings (joint meetings) and there are considerable delays on the part of department/organizations.”

In its order in the Vineet Narain and others Vs Union of India case, the Supreme Court had set three months as the period for grant of prosecution sanction and another month where legal opinion is required from the attorney general.

Despite the SC orders, there has been a consistent trend of delay in sanction to prosecute officials facing allegations of corruption.

According to CBI officials, most of the cases against government officials remain pending due to non-grant or delay in sanction for prosecution.

The circular has also directed the department concerned to give its views regarding  the action to be taken against the official within three weeks, while dealing with cases of non-presidential appointees,

According to the latest statistics available from CBI, 17 requests for prosecution sanction are pending beyond four months. Some of the requests are pending since 2012. The requests are pending with different departments including department of personnel and training, home ministry, ministry of defence, IDBI Bank, Bank of India, State Bank of India and South Delhi Municipal Corporation.

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Ram Mandir To Be Built In Ayodhya By 2022

The Grand Ram Temple will be built in Ayodhya by 2022

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The Ram temple is proposed to be built at the Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya by 2022. Wikimedia Commons

The much awaited temple proposed to be built at the Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya after the Supreme Court verdict, will be completed before 2022, the 75th year of India’s independence.

The Uttar Pradesh government has released a picture of what the temple, and the Ram statue proposed near it, would look like on their completion. Sources said the Ram idol will take three years to complete.

Details are also trickling in of the grand temple complex planned. Spread over an area 240 feet long and 145 feet wide, it will be 141 feet in height. Its 4 feet periphery will have 251 columns.

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The Ram temple will have a prayer hall, a lecture hall, a educational facility, a saints residence and a hostel for visitors. Wikimedia Commons

The temple complex will have a prayer hall, a Ramkatha Kunj (lecture hall), a Vaidik Pathshala (educational facility), a Sant Niwas (saints residence) and a Yatri Niwas (hostel for visitors).

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Around the idol of Lord Ram, there will be other facilities such as a digital museum, a centre for description on holy scriptures, a library, a cafeteria and parking space. (IANS)