Bhubaneswar: As per the recently published report ‘Crime in India-2022’ by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Odisha Vigilance occupied the first place among all states in the country in the detection and registration of Disproportionate Assets (DA) cases.
Registration of DA cases requires painstaking groundwork in the collection of relevant information regarding assets and financial transactions of corrupt public servants and indicates the proactive aggressive approach of an anti-corruption agency in combating corruption.
With the registration of 84 corruption cases on the allegation of criminal misconduct (misappropriation of government funds), Odisha Vigilance was third among all the states in the country.
In the year 2022, chargesheets were filed in 321 cases which was the third highest in the country. Further, in the 321 cases, Odisha Vigilance chargesheeted 551 accused persons for corruption, which was the third highest in the country.
Apart from this, in 2022, with 90 cases ending in conviction, Odisha Vigilance ranked third in the country on this parameter. Also, on the parameter of the number of persons convicted in the year, Odisha Vigilance, was second among all anti-corruption agencies of the states, with 124 accused persons convicted for corruption-related offences.
Regarding the proactive action of dismissal/removal of public servants from government service in 2022, Odisha ranked third highest in the country. Moreover, for awarding major punishments to accused persons involved in Vigilance cases in the year 2022, Odisha was second highest in the country.
It is worth mentioning here that in almost all major parameters like detection and registration of DA cases, criminal misconduct, charge sheets, conviction, and dismissal/removal of public servants, Odisha Vigilance is among the top-performing states in the country.
Odisha Vigilance is committed to continue strong actions against corrupt public servants in the State, a spokesperson of the Government expressed.