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Provisions against corruption in All India Services Rules

Disciplinary proceedings can be initiated against the All India Services Officers [i.e. Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS)] for misconduct including corruption charges, under the All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1969; apart from liability for prosecution under Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 in cases of corruption.

Department of  Personnel & Training (DoPT) deals with corruption cases involving IAS officers. Central Government has granted sanction for prosecution against 16 IAS officers during last three years. Further, 2 IAS officers have been dismissed from service on corruption charges during last three years. Also, as per information received from Ministry of Home Affairs, sanction for prosecution has been granted to prosecute 2 IPS officers involved in corruption cases during the last three years (2016 to 2019). As per information received from Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, 15 cases of corruption against IFoS officers have been noticed and sanction for prosecution has been granted in 7 cases during last three years.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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