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

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.

08 Aug 2020
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CVC asks CVOs to report cases of deviation from its advice

The CVC has asked all CVOs of the central government departments to report cases of deviation from its advice given to them on penalizing corrupt officials. The CVOs act as a distant arm of the commission to check corruption in central government departments. 

The probity watchdog gives its advice to the government organization concerned for the imposition of major penalties like dismissal from service on the accused employees depending on the severity of irregularities committed by them. The Commission issued an order to the CVOs asking them to report to it all such cases of deviation from its advice.

“Of late, it has been observed that such deviations at the stage of the appellate authorities are not being timely reported to the Commission by the CVOs of the organizations,” the CVC said in the order.

In addition, such deviations are also to be reported in the quarterly performance reports (QPRs) being submitted online by the CVOs every quarter, it said.

Citing vigilance manual, the CVC said in matters of appeal, the appellate authority of the department concerned is expected to keep in view the advice tendered by the commission/penalty imposed by the disciplinary authority and decide the appeal.

23 Jul 2020
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CVC halves time for reconsideration of its advice against officials accused of corruption

By IndianMandarins 08 Aug 2020

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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CVC asks CVOs to report cases of deviation from its advice

By IndianMandarins 23 Jul 2020

The CVC has asked all CVOs of the central government departments to report cases of deviation from its advice given to them on penalizing corrupt officials. The CVOs act as a distant arm of the commission to check corruption in central government departments. 

The probity watchdog gives its advice to the government organization concerned for the imposition of major penalties like dismissal from service on the accused employees depending on the severity of irregularities committed by them. The Commission issued an order to the CVOs asking them to report to it all such cases of deviation from its advice.

“Of late, it has been observed that such deviations at the stage of the appellate authorities are not being timely reported to the Commission by the CVOs of the organizations,” the CVC said in the order.

In addition, such deviations are also to be reported in the quarterly performance reports (QPRs) being submitted online by the CVOs every quarter, it said.

Citing vigilance manual, the CVC said in matters of appeal, the appellate authority of the department concerned is expected to keep in view the advice tendered by the commission/penalty imposed by the disciplinary authority and decide the appeal.

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Bala Prasad tipped to become Secretary to President?

By IndianMandarins 20 Apr 2020

Indianmandarins has reliably learned that Dr E L S N Bala Prasad (IAS:1986:BH) may be appointed as Secretary to the President; a post which will fall vacant after Sanjay Kothari takes oath as Chief Vigilance Commissioner. Presently, he is working in the President Secretariat as Special Secretary to The President. It is believed that the new Secretary’s appointment may be on co-terminus basis with the President.

Reportedly, a senior IAS officer’s name was tossed for the coveted position but Bala Prasad remained as the first choice for the job who still has a year long term in service.

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Delay in Kothari’s oath as CVC makes buzz

By IndianMandarins 20 Apr 2020

Two months have passed since Sanjay Kothari (Retd IAS:1978:HY) was selected as the new Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) by a majority decision but oath and joining is yet to take place. Speculation is rife about reasons for inordinate delay in his joining.

Kothari presently the Secretary to the President was selected on February 19, 2020 as the next CVC; a post which has been lying vacant from June 10, 2019.

It may be underlined that the Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had opposed the decision while it was supported by other members in the panel -- Union Home Minister Amit Shah, MoS for PMO and Personnel Jitendra Singh, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba and Secretary Personnel C Chandramouli.

Vigilance Commissioner Sharad Kumar (Retd IPS:1979:HY) was named as interim CVC after K V Chowdary completed his term on June 09, 2019. Following the selection, Kothari’s oath as CVC is yet to take place.

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CVC and CIC: Patel as VC and Ms Pandove as IC

By IndianMandarins 19 Feb 2020

Selection Committee meeting was held on Tuesday for filling up crucial posts in Central Vigilance Commission and Central Information Commission.

Reportedly, former CMD of Andhra Bank Suresh Patel has been selected for appointment as Vigilance Commissioner; a post which fell vacant after T M Bhasin completed his tenure in June 2019.

Further, Amita Pandove, former Member of Punjab Civil Services Commission, has been picked for the post of Information Commissioner in CIC.

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Framework being formulated for action against CVC, VCs and others

By IndianMandarins 28 Jan 2019

The government has initiated the process to frame guidelines for taking action, if required, against the office of chief vigilance commissioner (CVC), vigilance commissioners, and others holding equivalent posts.

 

Responding to an RTI query by Indian Forest Service officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi, the Union Ministry of Personnel has clarified that in the absence of any framework guideline, the government can't act on two complaints received by it over a year ago against Chief Vigilance Commissioner K.V. Chowdary.


Chaturvedi had in 2017 written to the President asking him to take action against Chowdary for recommending the closure of probe in alleged corruption cases at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.

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