New Delhi: As many as 36 CBI officers faced corruption charges in the past three years, the government said on Thursday.”The CBI has a robust mechanism to deal with internal vigilance matters and complaints of corruption against its own officers. During the years from 2016 till May 31, 2019, on the basis of complaints received and information developed by the CBI on its own, 10 preliminary Enquiries and 20 Regular Cases have been registered against 36 CBI officers and others,” it said. Also Read – Balakot strikes show major shift in govt’s handling of terror attacks: IAF chiefAs per the data maintained in the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), during the period from January 2016 to July 2, 2019, seven complaints involving six officers (in two complaints, names of the CBI officers were not mentioned) of the Central Bureau of Investigation, where specific and verifiable facts alleging corruption, were taken cognisance of, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha. These complaints have been referred by the CVC to Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO), CBI, for investigation and report, he said. The minister also said that the Central government has granted sanction to prosecute 16 IAS officers during the last three years. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps, 20 launch pads along LoCIn a written reply to Rajya Sabha, he said two IAS officers have been dismissed from service on corruption charges during the last three years. Also, as per information received from Ministry of Home Affairs, sanction for prosecution has been granted to prosecute two IPS officers involved in corruption cases during the last three years (2016 to 2019), Singh said. He also said as per information received from Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, 15 cases of corruption against Indian Forest Service officers have been noticed and sanction for prosecution has been granted in seven cases during last three years.