Anti-Corruption Bureau

The Anti-Corruption Bureau is a specialized agency tackling the problem of corruption in various departments of the Government against Public Servants and also Private Persons whoever abet the offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. The Bureau registers cases under the provisions of this Act. Besides this, the Bureau conducts enquiries basing on the information/petitions received from various agencies like Government, Vigilance Commission, Lokayukta etc. and also on the information/petitions received by the Bureau from the public containing specific and verifiable allegations of corruption against Public Servants.

This Bureau was established on January 2, 1961 and functions directly under the administrative control of the General Administration Department of Andhra Pradesh Government. The Director General, who is a senior IPS officer of the rank of DGP,heads the Bureau. A Director, who is also a senior IPS officer of the rank of IGP, assists him. They are assisted by Additional Directors (IPS officers of the rank of DIG) and OSD in the rank of Additional Director and Joint Directors (IPS officers of the rank of SP).

The Bureau is divided into 15 Ranges. Each Range is headed by a Deputy Superintendent of Police and assisted by 3 to 5 Inspectors. Each Range encompasses one to three Districts. The Bureau is also having Additional S.Ps. in the Headquaters. The Bureau is having Technical Officers like Engineers, Chartered Accountant, etc. It is also having legal officers to tender advise on legal matters to conduct prosecution in Courts and Tribunal for Disciplinary Proceedings.

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