Posted Wed, 06/13/2012 - 22:19 by admin
Josy Joseph, TNN May 30, 2012, 02.38AM IST
NEW DELHI: Some of India's most notorious arms dealers, well-connected chartered accountants and not so well-known consultants operating from various parts of the country have been named in the latest list of 23 " Undesirable Contact Men" (UCM) circulated within the government.
The Central Bureau of Investigation, which prepares the UCM list, believes that these individuals are involved in manipulating government contracts, bribing officials and are a negative influence on good governance. The list is the most authoritative reference for senior officials on whom to shun.
The latest list contains 23 individuals, with nine of them operating in the income tax department to manipulate decisions. At least two of these are chartered accountant brothers well known in Delhi's power circles. Also figuring in the list are five alleged arms agents, including some of India's most notorious ones.
The list is supposed to guide officials when they are considering applications for accreditation or while accepting representatives of firms. According to the guidelines, the UCMs are not to be accepted for such dealings. Officials are to avoid associating with the UCMs socially and are not supposed to accept hospitality and gifts from them.
One of the UCMs active in departments such as income tax, customs and central excise, MTNL, revenue and banking and oil PSUs such as IOC and ONGC operates out of a five-star hotel in Chanakyapuri, according to the list. Many are residents of posh colonies of the national capital.
A Kolkata-based individual on the list is already under CBI investigation for fixing judgments of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal.
Of the 23, at least 15 are based in the national capital. One of these, a leading arms dealer, has been based out of London for the past several years, though the list gives his Delhi address. Five of these UCMs are based in Mumbai, two in Kolkata and one in Chennai.
The list of UCMs has been prepared by CBI since 1966, when it was put on the agenda for 'programme for vigilance and anti-corruption work during 1966" and circulated as part of an order of the home ministry. The CBI prepares the list based on its suspicion of those who are resorting to "corrupt or irregular practices in their dealings with official agencies".
Departments are supposed to send details of any of their officials maintaining contacts with any of the UCMs to the CBI director. Indian missions abroad are also supposed to be briefed about the UCMs, according to the guidelines.
The list is made available to senior officials by the CBI. And for junior officials, the departments are supposed to discreetly disseminate the names to them but not to officials below the rank of deputy secretary.
CBI lists 23 undesirable names
Posted by newskolkata in All, Kolkata | 11 June 2012
Some of the Indian’s most notorious arm dealers are very well connected with the chartered accountant and they are not so well known consultant who are operating from various parts of the country have been named in the recent list of 23 undesirable persons in this world by the “Undesirable Contact Men” (UCM) circulated within the government.
The CBI which help the UCM to prepare the list of these 23 names believe that these individuals are involved in manipulating government contracts, bribing officials and they are a negative influence on the good governance. The list is most authoritative for the senior officials.
The latest list of 23 individuals, nine among them operates the income tax department to manipulate decisions. And two of the brothers are chartered accountants who are well known in Delhi’s power circle. Figuring out the list properly there are five individuals who are arm agents who are including in India’s most notorious ones.
The list is supposed to guide officials when they are considering application for accepting representatives of firms. According to the guidelines UCM is not responsible for such dealings. Officials are to avoid them and the others are not allowed to give them anything and they have to accept hospitality.
One of the UCMs active departments such as income tax, customs and central excise, MTNL, revenue and banking and oil PSUs such as IOC and ONGC operated from a five star hotel in Chanakyapuri. Those who are operating many of them belong from posh colonies of the Capital.
A Kolkata based individual on the list is already under CBI investigation for fixing judgments of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal.
Out of 23 individuals 15 are based on the national capital. But one of these has been the leading arm dealer in London for several years but the list is showing the Delhi address. Five of the individuals are based in Mumbai, two in Kolkata and one in Chennai.
The list of the UCMs has been prepared by the CBI since 1966, when the CBI was given the responsibility to organize a programme for vigilance and anti corruption work during the year 1966 and they circulated as an order to the home minister. The CBI prepared the list on the suspicion of those who are irregular in dealing with official agencies and corrupting the country.
Departments are supposed to send details to any of their officials maintaining contacts with any of the UCMs to the CBI directors. Indian missions abroad are also supposed to be briefed about the UCMs according to the guidelines.
Reported by: Sanjana Mukherjee