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.
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.
Odisha government on Monday effected compulsory retirement of Biranchi Narayan Sahoo who has been arrested in connection with a vigilance case.
Bhubaneswar: Sleuths from the Cuttack Vigilance Cell today arrested a Tehsildar of Sundargarh district after unaccounted money amounting over Rs 5 lakh was seized from his vehicle. The accused Lathikata Tehsildar Bijay Behera was on his way to his paternal house in Chhatrapur of Ganjam district when vigilance sleuths intercepted his car at Pallahara in […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government is contemplating to set up an anti-corruption cell in each department to put a check on corruption, informed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. While addressing the closing ceremony of the diamond jubilee celebrations of Vigilance Department here on Friday, Patnaik reiterated government’s commitment towards ‘Zero Tolerance Policy’ towards corruption. During its 60 years […]
New Delhi: A day after a cooking gas agency belonging to his brother were among petrol pumps and LPG agencies raided by the anti-corruption wing in Odisha, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said nobody is above law which will take its course if any irregularity is found. “Nobody is above law, whosoever he may be,” […]
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.
Khallikote: Vigilance sleuths arrested an Assistant Engineer of Khallikote Electricity Division while accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000 from a lineman. The Assistant Engineer has been identified as Basant Kumar Patnaik. As per allegation, Patnaik had demanded Rs 20,000 from Bibekananda Naik, a lineman of Keshapur area, to process his transfer application. The vigilance sleuths […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Vigilance claimed to have taken seize of a Rs one billion jackpot each in the years 2018 and 2017 from the corrupt babus and karamcharis vis-a-vis a mere Rs 0.29 billion in 2014. This reflects the pace of corruption soaring in Odisha. While the vigilance had seized assets/cash totaling around Rs 110 crore […]
Jeypore: Vigilance sleuths arrested Malkangiri Civil Supplies Officer Abhimanyu Mohanty after unaccounted cash to the tune of Rs 1.91 lakh was allegedly recovered from his car on Saturday. Acting on a tip off, a team of Vigilance department from Koraput division intercepted Mohanty’s vehicle at Baipariguda while he was on his way to Berhampur from […]
Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of Modi-led government going for compulsory retirement of over 51 high ranking officials from the services for indulging in corruption and inefficiency, including sexual misconduct, the Naveen Patnaik government has recently dismissed 21 officials from the service within a fortnight. As per the notification issued by the State Government, Chief […]
Bhubaneswar: The anti-corruption vigilance sleuths found disproportionate assets worth Rs 3.92 crore in possession of a school teacher in Odisha’s Balasore district, officials said on Monday. The lady teacher identified as Manjushree Nayak and her husband Umakanta Das have been arrested under the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2018 on Sunday, they said. Nayak was […]
Bhubaneswar: An Executive Engineer in Odisha’s Water Resources department has been arrested by the anti-corruption vigilance wing for allegedly amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. Sarbeswar Senapati, Executive Engineer and Deputy Director in the office of the Engineer-in-Chief (EIC), Water Resources, was arrested on Thursday after raids on his house, office and […]
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 […]
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. […]