GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL AND TRAINING)
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1489
ANSWERED ON DECEMBER 6, 2012
Cases Pending Under Prevention of Corruption Act
1489. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:
(a) the number of cases pending across the country under Prevention of Corruption Act;
(b) whether Government proposes to introduce a law to establish special tribunals for the speedy trial of offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act;
(c) if so, the details thereof; and
(d) by when this is likely to be done?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE.
(SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)
(a): As per information provided by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), there are 7023 cases pending under trial and 678 cases pending under investigation across the country under the Prevention of Corruption Act as on 31.10.2012
(b) to (d): There were 46 Courts of Special Judges and 10 Courts of Special Magistrates functioning exclusively for the trial of CBI cases all over the country. In line with the recommendations of the Chief Justice of India, the Central Government decided to set up 71 additional Special Courts exclusively for the trial of CBI cases in different states. Out of these 71 courts, 66 courts have started functioning.