MINISTER OF STATE FOR PERSONNEL, SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY SAYS TECHNOLOGY IS THE SINGLE MOST EFFECTIVE TOOL TO INCREASE EFFICIENCY AND REDUCE TIME IN INVESTIGATION;

DIRECTOR CBI SHRI AMAR PRATAP SINGH SAYS ROLE OF UNACCOUNTED MONEY IN PLUNDERING OF NATURAL RESOURCES MUST BE DEALT WITH ; REQUESTS GOVT TO GIVE CONSIDERATION TO THE PENDING CBI ACT TO ADDRESS JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES;

19th CONFERENCE OF CBI AND STATE ANTI-CORRUPTION BUREAUX ADOPTS KEY RESOLUTIONS TO HELP CURB CORRUPT ACTIVITIES.

 

Press Release

New Delhi ,11.10.2012

            The two day Conference of the CBI and State Anti-Corruption Bureaux -2012 concluded in New Delhi today. The Conference had wide ranging deliberations on issues relating to tackling corruption, and adopted key resolutions.

            Addressing the Valedictory Session of the Conference , Minister of State for Personnel, Shri V Narayanasamy said  that he was happy to note that a variety of subjects of immediate interest were  covered, which included extensive discussions on issues of technology for tackling corruption. Shri Narayanasamy said technology is the single most effective tool to increase efficiency and reduce time in investigation, and a regular upgradation of technology and skills is required.

            The Minister also said that mandatory efforts must be made to deprive the wrong-doers from enjoying their ill-gotten wealth, even though  the trail of money and recovery of illegal proceeds of crime is becoming increasingly difficult, as this gets caught in jurisdictional issues. He said that the DOPT has already approved engagement of technical expert from various fields to assist CBI in investigation, and suggested that state ACBs may also consider a similar arrangement.

            Shri Narayanasamy said the Central Government is committed to strengthen CBI in terms of resources and added that a sense of mission to eliminate corruption is required in investigation agencies. He asked the State ACBs to undertake courses and facilities offered by the  CBI Academy, which has, over the years developed into state of art centre with a internationally acclaimed Cyber High tech crime Research and Investigation Centre.

            The Central Vigilance Commissioner Shri Pradeep Kumar said an important part of the anti-corruption strategy is the preventive mechanism. Intelligence regarding corrupt practices and prompt action  on credible information can be very effective in preventive corruption.    Secretary Personnel Shri P K Misra said corruption if  not checked may deform the rule of law, affect the institutional foundation of the country and policies and programmes which are aimed at marginalized sections of the population .

             Director CBI , Shri Amar Pratap Singh, said the Conference adopted important resolutions and had detailed deliberations regarding  preparedness to probe acts of corruption which come as corollary of economic development. He said a challenge faced in this respect is lack of legal jurisdiction of the Centre to order investigation, and requested the Government to give due consideration to the pending CBI Act, as this will help address the issue of jurisdictional gap.  He stated that CBI investigations are mindful of the fact  that  bona-fide action going wrong is distinct from an act of corruption and this mindfulness will remain so.

            Director CBI said that a crucial aspect in legal issues involved in allocation of natural resources is the role of unaccounted money (mostly in cash transactions) in plundering of such  resources. This seems to be the cause as well as effect of organized acts of corruption, and is a challenge  both at policy formulation and implementation levels. 

            The 19th Conference of CBI & State Anti Corruption Bureaux passed key resolutions which include requesting all States to adopt DoPT guidelines, for checking delay in grant of sanction for prosecution ; considering  amending the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 by inserting a provision that the sanction will be deemed to have been granted if no decision is taken in prescribed time limits; a Working Group may be constituted to study prevalent legislations and procedures to tackle collusive corruption;   Heads of CBI and State ACBs may be given  powers to appoint/engage experts/professionals (like Chartered Accountants, bank officers, taxation experts, computer experts, law officers etc.) on contractual basis;    State ACBs may develop a system of identifying middlemen indulging in corrupt practices and for monitoring their activities as a measure of preventive vigilance;    Non-conviction based Asset Forfeiture Law may be enacted by the Parliament / State Legislatures to ensure attachment/ forfeiture of assets acquired by corrupt means pending criminal prosecution; and, a  working Group may be constituted to study the scope of the use of IT tools to be utilized for easy detection and investigation of corruption cases.
 
            On this occasion, the Union Minister of State for Personnel  Shri V. Narayanaswamy gave away Police Medals for Meritorious Services to 36 CBI personnel. The awardees were: Shri S.K.Palsania, IPS, DIG, CBI, ACB, New Delhi; Shri Narasimha N.Komar, IPS, DIG, CBI, BS&FC, Bangalore; Shri Nagendra Prasad, Addl. Supdt. of Police, CBI, ACB, Kolkata; Shri Padmakumar L.S., Addl. Supdt. of P:olice, CBI, ACB, Chennai; Shri K.M.Varkey, Addl. Supdt. of Police, CBI, SU, Chennai; Shri S.S. Giri, Addl. Supdt. of Police, CBI, ACB, Bangalore; Shri N.G.Khamrang, Dy.Supdt. of Police, CBI, ACB, Shillong; Shri J.S.Emmanuel, Dy.Supdt. of Police, CBI Academy, Ghaziabad; Shri Rohit Srivastava, Dy. Supdt. of Police, CBI, Lucknow; Shri C.S.Moni, Dy. Supdt. of Police, CBI, ACB, Cochin; Shri Mahesh Kumar Puri, Dy. Supdt. of Police, CBI, ACB, Shimla; Shri B.K.Pradhan, Dy. Supdt. of Police, CBI, SCB, Kolkata; Shri Mahesh Chand Kashyap, Dy. Supdt. of Police, CBI, SU, New Delhi; Shri Mahesh Kumar, Dy. Supdt. of Police, CBI HQ, New Delhi; Shri Brij Mohan Pandit, Inspector, CBI, EO-I, New Delhi; Shri Ajay Kumar Pandey, Inspector, CBI, EO-III, New Delhi; Shri T.V.Joy, Inspector, CBI, ACB, Bangalore; Shri B.M.Chonkar, Inspector, CBI, ACB, Mumbai; Shri Bharat Singh, Inspector, CBI, ACU-VI, New Delhi; Shri P.Rajendiran, Inspector, CBI, EOW, Chennai; Shri Gool Mohd. Ansari, Inspector, CBI, AC-III, New Delhi; Shri Sanjay Kumar, Sub Inspector, CBI HQ, New Delhi; Shri Naveen Chandra, Sub Inspector, CBI, AC-III, New Delhi; Shri Anil Kumar, Sub Inspector, CBI, ACB, Ghaziabad; Shri Naval Kishore Gupta, Asstt. Sub Inspector, CBI, ACB, Jaipur; Shri Cyprin Samad, Asstt. Sub Inspector, CBI, SU, New Delhi; Shri Haridas Das, Asstt. Sub Inspector, CBI, ACB, Kolkata; Shri Jeevan Chand Joshi, Head Constable, CBI, ACB, Ghaziabad; Shri Raghuvinder Singh,  Head Constable, CBI, SC-III, New Delhi; Shri Mohd. Jakaria Khan, Head Constable, CBI, EO-III, New Delhi; Shri Kamal Kishore Thapiyal, Head Constable, CBI, ACB, Dehradun; Shri Munshi Lal, Head Contable, CBI, SU, New Delhi; Shri Nirmaljeet Singh, Head Constable, CBI, SU, New Delhi; Shri Laxmi Chand, Constable, CBI, SU, New Delhi; Shri I.B.Sreenivasan, Constable, CBI, ACB, Cochin & Shri Sanjay Kumar Bhat, Constable, CBI, AC-II, New Delhi.

 

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