National Vigilance Centre today said it has settled 481 complaints against all ministries and offices under their purview into the two months of the current fiscal year.

The anti-corruption agency said it dealt with 68 cases in the month of Asoj (September 17-October 17). It has 1,144 outstanding complaints, while investigations into 727 cases are underway through on-site inspection and monitoring.

The NVC informed that it aims to put 10 national pride projects and other projects with the total investment of Rs 500 million under technical investigation. It will also monitor 40 small projects. The corruption watchdog said it has already completed its investigation into 18 projects.

As per the 22nd report of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority, the NVC conducted an investigation into 15 school buildings that Kailali District Education Office had constructed and three road projects that Rautahat District Development Committee had completed. The watchdog has received draft reports of these probes.

Awareness raising programmes against corruption, surprise inspections of government offices, monitoring and investigations are going on, according to the anti-graft watchdog.

In the fiscal 2012-13, the centre dealt with 1,885 complaints against all ministries and other government bodies.

According to the NVC, it refers unsettled cases to the CIAA and line ministries. Meanwhile, the agency has stepped up technical examination of ministries, departments and state-owned corporations with a view to preventing corruption and other irregularities.