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Woman Cop In Odisha Sentenced To 2 Years Rigorous Imprisonment For Graft
Woman Cop In Odisha Sentenced To 2 Years Rigorous Imprisonment For Graft    

Convict Budhuni Minz, a former sub-inspector of Mahila police station in Rourkela, is presently posted at the office of Superintendent of Police, Keonjhar.

Lowest Ever PCA cases IN Odisha History
Corrupt Babus Give Two Hoots To Odisha Vigilance, Conviction Chances 50-50

Including pending cases from previous years, the total cases under investigation under PCA stood at 1738. The State Vigilance could file charge sheets in only 153 cases. The charge sheeting rate is just around 9 per cent (8.8%)

'Crorepati' Anganwadi Worker Remanded To Judicial Custody Till Sept 28 
'Crorepati' Anganwadi Worker Remanded To Judicial Custody Till Sept 28 

Kabita Mathan, an Anganwadi worker of Koradakanta centre in Bhubaneswar, was arrested by the Vigilance sleuths along with her husband after she was found in possession of disproportionate assets.

Vigilance Raids Premises Of Block Head Clerk Over Rs 20L IAY Fund Irregularities
Vigilance Raids Premises Of Block Head Clerk Over Rs 20L IAY Fund Irregularities 

Four teams comprising two DSPs, five inspectors and other staff of Odisha Vigilance carried out the raids at five places in Bhadrak and Balasore district. 

Vigilance To Probe Illegal Conversion Of Jalasaya Land In Dhenkanal
Vigilance To Probe Illegal Conversion Of Jalasaya Land In Dhenkanal

As many as 11 people including a former additional Tehsildar have been booked for their alleged involvement in illegal conversion of kisam of land from Jalasaya (water body) to Sarada (agricultural land) in Dhenkanal district.

Vigilance Case: OSSC Member's PS Gets Compulsory Retirement
Vigilance Case: OSSC Member's PS Gets Compulsory Retirement

Odisha government on Monday effected compulsory retirement of Biranchi Narayan Sahoo who has been arrested in connection with a vigilance case.

Yeshwant Kumar Jethwa
Major Shake-Up In Odisha IPS Cadre, Jethwa New Vigilance Director 

Yeshwant Kumar Jethwa  has been appoiinted as the Director, State Vigilance. The post was earlier held by Debasis Panigrahi, who recently succumbed to post-Covid-19 complications.

Odisha Lokayukta’s New Rule To Protect Identity Of Accused Sparks Controversy
PPE Kit Scam: Odisha Vigilance Submits Preliminary Report To Lokayukta

Bhubaneswar: The Vigilance department on Tuesday submitted a preliminary report to Odisha Lokayukta in connection with the multi-crore Covid-19 PPE kits and masks procurement irregularities. A three-member bench will take up the matter for hearing on March 26, informed complainants Sushant Padhi and Sudarsan Das. Padhi, the chairman of Odisha Bikash Parishad and Das, a […]

Odisha: Ex-RI In Puri In Vigilance Scanner For Amassing Disproportionate Assets
Odisha: Ex-RI In Puri In Vigilance Scanner For Amassing Disproportionate Assets

Puri: The Vigilance sleuths on Friday conducted simultaneous raids on the houses and offices of former revenue inspector (RI) Basanta Kumar Mohanty of Balukhanda RI circle in Puri district on charges of amassing disproportionate assets. Several teams of the anti-graft officials carried out searches at eight places including Mohanty’s  house at Friends Club in Puri, […]

Two government officials in Vigilance net
Odisha: Gram Rozgar Sevak, Horticulture Overseer In Vigilance Net In Graft Case

Nabarangpur/Kandhamal: Two government officials from Odisha have landed in Vigilance net on graft charges in two separate developments in the State in the last two days. Vigilance officials on Thursday conducted simultaneous raids at the houses and office of Himanchal Bagh, Gram Rozgar Sevak of Singhsari GP under Umerkote block of Nabarangpur district for allegedly […]

Zero Tolerance To Corruption: Odisha Need To Go UP Way!

Bhubaneswar: For the Naveen Patnaik-led ruling BJD, in order to fulfil the State government’s avowed slogan of ‘zero-tolerance against corruption’, the Odisha government need to tread the UP way. The Odisha Vigilance’s anti-corruption crusade for long has only stumbled upon the minnows (Class-III employees) in the government hierarchy for stacking up disproportionate assets worth crores […]

Odisha CDPO In Vigilance Net
Vigilance Report 2020: Pathak Prized Catch, Conviction Drops To 46%

Bhubaneswar: Despite State Vigilance terming the IFS Abhay Pathak arrest a prized catch, the weak point of Odisha Vigilance continued. In the year 2020, the conviction rate in the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) in Odisha dropped to a new low. When over the years (2015-19) it has been observed that in more than half […]

Odisha Vigilance Scanner On Cooperative Bank Manager & Two Others Over DA Cases

Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday carried out raids on the property of a bank manager, a college demonstrator and a junior clerk in connection with disproportionate assets case. A four-member team from Sambalpur vigilance division raided the house and property of Sudhir Nanda, account manager of Bolangir central cooperative bank for allegedly amassing wealth disproportionate […]

Vigilance Seeks ED, IT Probe Into Pathaks' Financial Transactions

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Vigilance department on Wednesday requested the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Income Tax department to investigate into the financial transactions of IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak and his son Akash under Prevention of Money laundering Act and Benami Transaction act. The anti-corruption wing, which unearthed Rs 14.77 crore in the bank accounts of […]

Odisha Vigilance
Odisha: District Civil Supplies Officer In Vigilance Scanner

Balasore: Vigilance sleuths on Thursday raided the district civil supplies officer of Balasore on charges of accumulating disproportionate assets in his name. A team of the anti-corruption wing conducted search at district CSO Raja Ali’s office in Balasore. During the inspection, the Vigilance team unearthed cash of around Rs 2.34 lakh from his office. This […]

Odisha CDPO In Vigilance Net
Vigilance Arrests Crorepati Odisha Engineer After Detecting Rs 6.50 Crore Assets

Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths on Wednesday arrested an assistant executive engineer after detecting property worth around Rs 6.50 crore in his name here in the capital city of Odisha. SP, Vigilance, M Radha Krishna informed that this is probably the biggest seizure of disproportionate assets belonging to a government official in the history of the State […]

Odisha Vigilance
Bhubaneswar: Vigilance Scanner On Assistance Executive Engineer

Bhubaneswar: Vigilance officials on Tuesday raided an assistant executive engineer in the capital city on charges of accumulating property disproportionate to his known sources of income. As per sources, teams of the anti-corruption wing conducted raids to detect disproportionate assets of Bhubaneswar GPH Division-II assistant executive engineer Rabindra Nath Pradhan. The procedure was initiated based […]

Odisha Lokayukta
Odisha Lokayukta Wants Vigilance Under Its Control

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Lokayukta, the State’s highest anti-corruption ombudsman organization has expressed interest to take over the reins of the State Vigilance department. Issuing its first annual report, the Lokayukta has said that it will function more effectively in curbing corruption, if the Directorate of Vigilance of the Government which is currently under the ambit of […]

Man Arrested For Murder
Special Secretary In Odisha Arrested In Disproportionate Assets Case

Bhubaneswar: Ajay Kumar Das, special secretary to Revenue and Disaster Management department, was on Thursday arrested by Odisha Vigilance on charges of possessing disproportionate assets. The vigilance team made the arrest a day after carrying out raids at different locations in connection with a disproportionate assets case. During the search at several places, Das was […]

Odisha School Principal Arrested By Vigilance For Graft
Vigilance Arrests Chilika DFO On DA Charges

Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday arrested Chilika Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Alok Ranjan Hota on disproportionate asset charges. According to sources, Hota was arrested for accumulating property worth over Rs 1 crore disproportionate to his known sources of income. On Monday, teams of anti-graft agency had conducted simultaneous raids at five places including Hota’s official […]

Vigilance Seizes Rs 1.10 Lakh From Kalahandi Civil Supplies Officer’s Vehicle

Kalahandi: Vigilance sleuths took Civil Supplies Officer (CSO) of Kalahandi, Siba Shankar Dora into custody after unaccounted cash to the tune of Rs 1.10 lakh was recovered from his vehicle on Wednesday. Acting on a tip off, a team of Kalahandi Vigilance division led by DSP Satyaban Mahananda intercepted Dora’s vehicle near Hill Town in […]

Former BJD MLA Anam Naik Arrested

Bhawanipatna: Days after conducting raids at his house, Odisha Vigilance officials arrested former BJD MLA Anam Naik on Thursday. Naik was arrested on charges of amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, informed sources at Jeypore Vigilance office. On January 17, the anti-corruption officials had conducted simultaneous raids in two places including Naik’s […]

Odisha, two other states didn't submit data on corruption cases in 2018: NCRB

Bhubaneswar: Even as CM Naveen Patnaik has so assiduously decided to go for ‘Mo Sarkar’ and 5T in 2019, the big NCRB blooper has been Odisha figured among the handful of states like Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Jammu & Kashmir, who didn’t provide the 2018 data regarding Prevention of Corruption Act -1988 to NCRB. While NCRB […]

Over 6,000 Vigilance Cases Registered Against Government Officials: CM Naveen In Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The Vigilance Department has registered cases against 6,817 government officials on several corruption charges, informed Odisha Chief Minister at the State Assembly on Monday. While replying to a written question by MLA Sudhir Samal, Patnaik informed the House that the anti-corruption wing has registered cases against 895 Class –I officers till September 30, 2019. […]

Vigilance Awareness Week: 250 Criminal Cases Registered In 2019

Bhubaneswar: As many as 52 disproportionate asset cases and 84 misappropriation cases have been registered so far in 2019, revealed Director of Odisha Vigilance, Debasish Panigrahi on Friday. While addressing a function at Rabindra Mandap in Bhubaneswar marking the observance of Vigilance awareness week, Panigrahi said, “In 2019 till October 31, the state vigilance has […]