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CVC halves time for reconsideration of its advice against officials accused of corruption

By IndianMandarins- 08 Aug 2020
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The CVC has halved to one month the time for reconsideration of its advice against government officials accused of corruption in cases where the department concerned wants to have a lenient or stricter view on the quantum of punishment recommended by it.

The move came after it was noticed that such proposals were not received in the stipulated time period of two months, thus causing a delay in the processing of vigilance cases.

The CVC is consulted by the government departments at two stages in vigilance cases — advice is first obtained on investigation reports and second before a final decision is taken at the conclusion of proceedings against corrupt employees.

Citing its earlier guidelines, the commission said that the government departments are required to approach the CVC for advice wherein a lenient or stricter view than that advised by it is proposed to be taken in the vigilance cases. Further, it was also prescribed that such reconsideration proposals should be sent within two months from the date of receipt of the commission’s advice, says the order.

Considering the need for expeditious finalization of vigilance cases and to adhere to the timelines for its finalizations, the commission on review of the existing timelines has decided that any proposal for a reconsideration of its first stage advice should be made to it within one month of receipt of the first stage advice, it said.

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