Published On: Thu, Jun 18th, 2015

CVC Chowdary calls for penalty for ‘motivated’ complaints of corruption

New Delhi: Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) K V Chowdary today advocated penal provisions for people who file “motivated and vexatious complaints” of corruption against government employees.

"Motivated and vexatious complaints need to be checked. There has to be some penal provisions to deter them," Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary told PTI in an interview.

“Motivated and vexatious complaints need to be checked. There has to be some penal provisions to deter them,” Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary told PTI in an interview.

Supporting systematic technological and procedural changes to check corruption, he said the Central Vigilance Commission will change “kuch nahi hota hai” (nothing happens) attitude from the minds of corrupt people by taking stern action against them.

“Motivated and vexatious complaints need to be checked. There has to be some penal provisions to deter them,” Chowdary told PTI in an interview.

He acknowledged a trend showing surge of complaints alleging corruption against senior government employees being considered for vigilance clearance by the Commission for promotion, empanelment and new posting.

“I have been a bureaucrat. There are complaints of alleged corruption, anonymous and pseudonymous, against an officer being considered for appointment or promotion. As per government’s policy, no action is taken on anonymous complaint but those with verifiable facts are looked into,” Chowdary said.

He said steps would be taken to standardise government process so that people are not forced to give bribe or resort to other means.

“Suppose you make an application for a housing loan or education loan, now you don’t have to run 10 times before the bank if you have given all the necessary documents. And if the bank finds that you are a good customer they can give.

“But if you don’t have any process then you apply today and somebody applies after a month, his application is processed first whereas your application is not processed. Of course, they have to take decision on merit. We would like to bring some systematic advises so that people whose work needs to be done, there work will be done without they having to facing any kind of improper or illegal moves,” said Chowdary, who took over as CVC last week.

PTI

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