As per the provisions of the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act, 1946, the superintendence over Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in respect of investigation of Prevention of Corruption  (PC) Act cases vests with the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). To perform this statutory role, the CVC conducts regularly monthly review meeting with Director, CBI in which among other things, an in-depth review of the progress of investigation of cases under PC Act is done.

Further, as per section 14(1) of the CVC Act, 2003, it shall be the duty of the CVC to present annually to the President a report as to the work done by the Commission within 6 months of the close of the year under report. In compliance thereto, the Annual Report of CVC is laid in the Parliament every year.

The details of the cases registered by CBI and accused persons acquitted in such cases during the last 03 years, i.e. 2016 to 31.01.2019 are as under:-

Year No. of regular cases/FIRs registered during 2016 to 31.01.2019 Out of cases registered during 2016 to 31.01.2019, no. of cases in which accused persons were acquitted No. of accused persons acquitted in cases registered during 2016 to 31.01.2019
2016 925 12 17
2017 940 03 03
2018 765 0 0

(upto 31.01.


67 0 0

Prosecution in Corruption

The Government has issued guidelines vide Office Memorandum No. 399/33/2006-AVD-III dated 06.11.2006 regarding checking delay in grant of sanction for prosecution under Section 19 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, against delinquent officials working under different Ministries/Departments. A time line of three months has been prescribed therein for grant of prosecution. The proposals of sanction for prosecution are processed as per the said guidelines. Further, Government has also issued procedure for submission of proposals to the competent authority for sanction of prosecution under Single Window System vide Office Memorandum No. 142/04/2012-AVD.I dated 28.07.2014. A High-Level Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Personnel) and comprising the Secretary of the Administrative Ministry/Department, Law Secretary and Director, CBI has also been constituted for scrutiny and reviewing all delayed cases of prosecution for Sanction. The meeting of the said Committee is being held periodically and the recommendation of the Committee is also placed before the Cabinet Secretary for orders of the Competent Authority.