Srinagar, September 10: After already firing 63 government officials on the charge of corruption in July this year, the state government is ready with the second list and soon more corrupt officials will be axed.
It is pertinent to mention here after taking over in March 2015 with a vision to bring transparency in governance, Mufti-led Government immediately ordered the State Vigilance Organization, to prepare a list of officers involved in ‘corrupt practices’ so that appropriate action can be taken against them based on their offences.
In the first list submitted by SVO on July 1, the Government terminated the services of 63 officials out of whom 25 were allegedly caught red-handed by the SVO while accepting bribe.
In the reports provided in a news daily, government sources have revealed that a high-level panel was constituted to pick the corrupt officers in the government offices. The panel, headed by Chief Secretary submitted the second list of tainted to Chief Minister in the last week of July.
In the second list verified by CM, there are around 50 tainted officials including senior civil officers who are likely to face action.
If sources are to be believed, the list has been topped by former Secretary Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council Dalip Thusoo and Vinod Koul, Secretary to Government who both are facing serious Vigilance cases for misusing their spot. Also, several high ranked police officers who have abused their position to accumulate money are also on the hit list of government.
Sources have further revealed that the government may take action in this regard any time soon as the list has been verified by CM and forwarded to CS for further action.
Also, the sources said that there are strict orders of the Chief Minister that not one even the politicians will be allowed to interfere the screening process.