Over 300 employees, including senior officials of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) are facing anti-corruption cases, some of which are pending for more than two decades.
Out of the total 305 cases, 167 were being investigated by its own Vigilance departments, 72 by Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi Government and 66 were probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation.
The corruption cases were pending against top officers like Commissioner, Directors, Joint Directors and Deputy Directors. Even the Superintendent engineers and Executive engineers were facing vigilance enquiries.
A total of 39 junior engineers, 11 assistant engineers, six executive engineers and three superintendent engineers among others are found to be allegedly involved in graft charges.
Surprisingly, 18 senior officials of the DDA retired without completing the pending probe against them.
The revelation came in response to an RTI filed by a social activist, Vivek Garg who sought details of pending corruption cases against DDA employees.
“It is surprising to know that despite several measures, authorities at the DDA have failed to curb the menace of corruption,” Mr. Garg said.
According to a senior official, the strength of DDA is about 22,000.
Commissioner (Planning) Vijay Risbud, Directors V. K. Singhal and Jagdish Chander, Senior PS Ashok Kapoor, three Assistant Engineers — Kapoil Deo, P. S. Rai, S. C. Verma —— and 15 junior engineers are among 66 officers against whom cases were registered by the CBI, the RTI reply said.
Whereas, cases were also pending against R. C. Jain and A. K. Sharma, both Superintendent Engineers, who have been superannuated from the DDA, it said.
Out of the total 72 cases registered by the Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi Government, four were against assistant engineers and seven were against junior engineers.
The cases were pending against Assistant Engineers S C Garg, Raghunandan, I. S. Panwar, Brijesh Kumar Garg and Junior Engineers Raj Kumar Malhotra, R. C. Jai, M. S. Anand, Kailash Chand Verma, Rajesh Kumar Baliyan, Sat Pal Dabas and Suresh Chand Solanki, the reply said.
The Vigilance Departmental cases were also pending against P. M. Parate, Director, Joint Director Shashi Kant, Deputy Directors K. K. Marwah and J. B. Malik, Executive Engineers S. N. Paul, S. S. Bhalla, A. K. Goel, Lalit Kumar, I. J. Gupta, Vijay Kumar and Assistant Engineers Shyamlal Singh and B. P. Badolait, the RTI response said.