In a concerning revelation, it has come to light that approximately 204 government officials across the state of Mumbai, facing charges of corruption, have not yet been suspended from their positions. The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has released statistics showcasing this issue, with the Rural Development Department leading the list, accounting for 56 of these officials.
As of August, the data indicates that 60 officials in Nagpur, 34 in Mumbai, and 28 in Amravati are still holding their positions despite facing corruption allegations. The ACB has submitted proposals in 13 cases related to corruption, seeking permission to seize assets worth ₹14.14 crore. Among the 204 officials, 18 belong to Class I, 28 to Class II, and 78 to Class III categories.
The list of departments with officials facing corruption charges includes the Rural Development Department (56 officials), Education and Sports (47 officials), Urban Development (29 officials), and Revenue/Registration/Land Records, with 15 officials allegedly involved in corruption cases who have not yet been removed from their positions.
Regarding the 13 “assets confiscation cases,” the majority are from the Mumbai Zone. The highest value of assets involved is linked to officials from the Urban Development Department (₹3.8 crore), followed by Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, and Fisheries (₹3.72 crore), Water Resources (₹2.82 crore), and Public Works Department (₹2.48 crore).
An ACB official explained that once an individual is charged, the ACB shares the details and FIR with the relevant department, leaving it to the department to take action in response to the corruption allegations.