CVC conducted a detailed inquiry into the allegations and exonerated K. Siva Prasad, IAS the then General Manager(GM), FCI, Punjab.
It has summoned all the record pertaining to the case and examined all the people who are involved in the entire process. It took note of the fact that false records were created by certain officials on the instruction of the then minister and the same were used against K. Siva Prasad, Punjab cadre IAS officer.
The then CMD, FCI who appeared before CVC stated that ” I was given to understand that the then MOS(Food) sought favors from Punjab and elsewhere all levels, which when refused at least by the senior levels led to the action that was taken. A note from him indicating irregularities at various places and dated 22.7.2005 is on record, which when countered effectively led to the escalation of the whole matter against K. Siva Prasad, IAS. This is corroborated by the speed with which action was taken, in a highly irregular manner by passing all rules and regulations of disciplinary proceedings and natural justice. My dissent on the whole Govt. The process is on record which has been accepted and acknowledged by even the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab in the same matter and charges.
As CMD, therefore, I have no hesitation in saying that the whole case against K. Siva Prasad, IAS is totally Mala Fide, baseless and with out application of mind by the Government ”
CVC also took note of the improvements attempted by K.Siva Prasad, IAS and he never hesitated to initiate action against the staff and millers who were found doing mal practices and his novel system of bag identification process helped to nail the wrong doers even if bag leaves Punjab and reaches anywhere in India.
Based on the record and evidence, CVC categorically concluded that these charges are baseless and motivated and recommended for dropping of all charges and give clean chit to K. Siva Prasad, IAS