Srinagar, October 17: The second list of corrupt officials working in separate departments of the Jammu and Kashmir Government is going to be released very soon under the much hyped war of state government to make government departments free of corruption.
As per reports, the list has been framed by the State Vigilance Organization (SVO) and other investigating agencies and it consists of the names of nearly one hundred officials who have accumulated huge wealth through dishonest measures and now they are likely to be axed soon.
The highly placed sources have revealed that the Chief Secretary is likely to convene the review meeting before the secretariat shifts to the winter capital Jammu and in the meeting CS has been told to take a final decision vis-a-vis axing the officials involved in the corrupt practices with the help of a panel authorized by the Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
Soon after the panel meet, the list would be forwarded to the Chief Minister’s Secretariat for the final nod.
The sources said that the investigating agencies have also exposed the details of illegal properties of many officials and suggested that the government take over and seize the properties in absence of any legal owner.
Many officials have tried to sabotage ministers of BJP-PDP coalition government in order to push the issue on the backburner.
It is Pertinent to mention here that the drive to make a corruption free government started in March, after Mufti took over as Chief Minister and the State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) was given the task to prepare a comprehensive list of officers who were either involved in ‘corrupt practices’ or have been rendered as ‘dead wood’.
In July, a list of 162 corrupt officials was submitted by SVO out of which 63 were suspended. Also, 25 officials were allegedly caught red-handed by the SVO while accepting bribe. Later, the CM told SVO to prepare another list to continue his war against corruption.