CVC ACT 2003

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CVC asks to complete prob against govt officials before retirement

The CVC has asked banks and central government departments to expedite disciplinary proceedings against officials involved in alleged corruption cases especially those who are about to retire shortly. It was noticed that some cases of alleged corruption do not get disposed of even until the retirement of an accused public servant.

 

The CVC has been writing to the government departments since 2007 on the issue to ensure that the accused officers are brought to justice in time. The most recent letter in this regard was written in July 2019. It had specifically impressed upon the vigilance functionaries as well as administrative authorities concerned the need to prioritize their activities of conducting investigations and completion of disciplinary action well in advance so as to avoid late reference to the Commission.

 

It was also conveyed that all such retirement cases should be received by the first week of the month of superannuation of the officer(s) concerned. A directive in this regard was issued to secretaries of central government departments and the chairman and managing directors of public sector banks, undertakings and autonomous organizations.

20 May 2020
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Delay in Kothari’s oath as CVC makes buzz

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.

20 Apr 2020
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CVC asks to complete prob against govt officials before retirement

By IndianMandarins 20 May 2020

The CVC has asked banks and central government departments to expedite disciplinary proceedings against officials involved in alleged corruption cases especially those who are about to retire shortly. It was noticed that some cases of alleged corruption do not get disposed of even until the retirement of an accused public servant.

 

The CVC has been writing to the government departments since 2007 on the issue to ensure that the accused officers are brought to justice in time. The most recent letter in this regard was written in July 2019. It had specifically impressed upon the vigilance functionaries as well as administrative authorities concerned the need to prioritize their activities of conducting investigations and completion of disciplinary action well in advance so as to avoid late reference to the Commission.

 

It was also conveyed that all such retirement cases should be received by the first week of the month of superannuation of the officer(s) concerned. A directive in this regard was issued to secretaries of central government departments and the chairman and managing directors of public sector banks, undertakings and autonomous organizations.

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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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Did the HR crises cast shadow on CBI & the Govt?

By IndianMandarins 28 Oct 2018

Indianmandarins has been constantly highlighting for the last few years how the persistent acute shortage of officers in various police and civil organizations has been undermining their optimal performance. Once again, the issue has come to the fore in the faction feud of the CBI top bosses even though politics may be tending to cloud the core structural and HR issues undermining the functioning of CBI.

 

It is believed that had HR issues (inordinate delays in filling-up senior posts) been addressed and resolved well on time, the CBI wouldn't have suffered the kind of faction feud that has exposed it to judicial and public scrutiny. Certainly, the higher-ups failed miserably to sense the crises and foresee the worsening situation which reflected symptoms in March 2017 itself.

 

It may be underlined that any institution or system evolved over decades is always configured with self-remedial powers. Distribution of power plays a crucial role in balancing the ambition and functioning of an organization. Woefully, no government or top CBI officers had ever tried to sort out the managerial and HR issues within the organization.

 

In this context, it is worth underlining that the CBI has been functioning with extremely depleted strengths for over a year; three ADG level and approx 12 Joint Director and few DIG level posts have been vacant.

 

It means that for over a year most of the Joint Director level officers have been holding several additional charges. More additional charges equipped them with vast jurisdictions with limited accountability. It simply went against the principle of ‘distribution of power’ and ‘balance of power’. This triggered off its fallout across the organization and sabotaged the team spirit. Consequently, officers across all ranks - not excluding the chief and his deputy - started working at cross purposes.

 

It is anybody's guess if the government had at all acted in the case of the CBI faction feud if its own prestige and political narrative had not been tarred by the No. 01 & No. 02 exposing each-other's acts of omission and commission. So, after dithering for a while, for the first time ever perhaps, the Govt was constrained to use its extraordinary power under section 4(2) of the DPSE Act and based on the recommendation of CVC (under section 8 of CVC act 2003) it sent the top two on (forced) leave

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