Published On: Tue, Aug 18th, 2015

Quickly dispose of corruption related cases: CVC tells depts

New Delhi: Citing serious concern over significant delays in disposing of corruption related complaints, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has asked all departments under it to take expeditious action.

Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary

Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary

In a circular to all chief vigilance officers (CVOs) of ministries, public sector banks, insurance companies and enterprises, the CVC said they should first focus on disposing of cases pending for more than six months and that a review will be carried out in first week of October.

The direction came after CVC reviewed pendencies of investigations reports, whistleblower complaints, implementation of its advices for both major and minor penalty and cases with departmental investigating officer.

“It was noticed with serious concern that there have been significant delays in many cases. To start with, Commission would like to deal with pendency exceeding six months,” the anti-corruption watchdog said in the circular.

It has asked all CVOs, who act as distant arm of the CVC, to review the pendency in their organisations and to draw plans to ensure expeditious disposal of all the cases pending for over six months, the directive said.

Those who have less cases pending for over six months may plan to deal with pendency of less than six months.

Progress on disposal of such cases will be reviewed in the first week of October 2015, it said.

The CVC has also asked all the CVOs to log on to their respective accounts to check pendency of the cases. “Though it is known to CVOs that list of pending cases is available in the account of every CVO on Commission’s website, it appears that some of the CVOs are not looking into the details or not taking necessary action to deal with such cases,” it said asking them to regularly log on to the website.

PTI

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