CVC Chowdary presses for speedy disposal of graft cases

Hyderabad: Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary today stressed the need for speedy disposal of corruption cases while emphasising on early detection of frauds.

Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary
Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary
“I am not interested in booking 100 cases and taking them for ten years rather than if there is a possibility (of) booking 10 cases and taking them to conclusion within one year so that there is a lesson,” Chowdary said.

“…identify cases before they become fraud and once you identify such a case, ensure that it is taken to a logical end within a reasonable time,” the officer said.

He was addressing the 12th anniversary celebrations of Vigilance Study Circle here.

There is a need to display that such misconducts are brought to book in the shortest time and publicised within the organisation so that commission of such offences comes down, Chowdary told the audience.

“…If we cannot bring this change then the rot will continue and it will increase. In my personal view we need to pick a few cases and bring them to a logical conclusion,” he said, adding, “we need to look at are we going to run after administrative lapses or systematic frauds.”

Shortly, the Central Vigilance Commission will hold a first workshop/seminar exclusively for the financial sector for Chief Vigilance Officer (CVOs) to discuss and see what the difference is between administrative lapses and vigilance angle, he informed.

“When we took a review there are more than 6,500 cases spread across the country which are pending for trial for over 20 years and we lost count of the cases of less than 10 years,” he said adding the Commission has requested the CBI for giving the court-wise details (jurisdiction-wise) of such cases “so that we can take up with the Chief Justices of various High Courts for speedy disposal.”

Chowdary further said “Its more important in my view to prevent the commission of an offence, to identify situations, systems, bottlenecks and do something to remove or straighten them so that number of areas that give rise to corruption are brought down.”

“Technology has enabled us to work faster and better but along with that technology has brought in newer problems. It is much easier to fudge technology,” Chowdary added.

Telangana Vigilance Commissioner K R Nandan was among the speakers at the event.