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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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CVC: A K Verma appointed as Director

By IndianMandarins 18 Mar 2020

Ajai Kumar Verma (IDSE:2000) appointed as Director in the Central Vigilance Commission (Delhi) for a period of five years.

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Raju (IAS) claims 'casteist' bias against his promotion

By IndianMandarins 08 Apr 2019

A senior Tamil Nadu cadre IAS officer, Jagmohan Singh Raju, has served a legal notice on the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to initiate action for the removal of Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) K.V. Chowdary and register an FIR against him under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for committing 'atrocities'.

 

Through his lawyer Prashant Bhushan, Raju called for the removal of the CVC under the terms of Section 6 (1) of the SC/ST (PoA) Act, including making a Presidential reference to the Supreme Court for holding an inquiry.


The notice was copied to the President, Prime Minister, Cabinet Secretary, and the Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary.


In his complaint to the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC), Raju alleged that the CVC had acted in a discriminatory manner and unfairly deprived him of his fundamental rights.


The CVC had allegedly ordered a re-inquiry into closed pseudonymous complaints against him, thus denying him the vigilance clearance required for his empanelment to the post of Additional Secretary.

He accused the CVC of harassment, demoralization, indignity and mental torture.


Raju's case is that he was cleared for promotion by a committee of the CVC and that the NCSC also recommended that the government examine the case and initiate action under Section 4 of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.


In December 2018, the Delhi High Court supported Raju and directed the government to take a decision on recommendations of the NCSC.


While considering the Delhi High Court order, the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in January observed that the department concerned was to consider the merits of the case, as regards the applicability of Section 4 of the SC/ST (PoA) Act.


In the light of the court order, the DoPT in February 2019 observed that despite being considered by the Special Committee of Secretaries (SCoS) for empanelment at the Additional Secretary level eight times, he was not recommended for empanelment. The DoPT also conveyed the Ministry’s observations to the CVC.


Noting that the officer had vigilance clearance thrice and was still not empaneled by the ACC, the CVC informed the NCSC that the question of any administrative inquiry for the perceived delay on the part of the Commission in granting vigilance clearance would not arise. 

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