February 2, 2023

Chief Vigilance Officers act as arm of the Commission in a authorities organisation. File.

New Delhi:

The Central Vigilance Commission right this moment requested all chief vigilance officers (CVOs) of central authorities organisations and public sector banks to make sure an uninterrupted tenure of minimal 4 months for officers conducting preliminary enquiry into graft complaints obtained from the Lokpal.

The CVOs act because the distant arm of the Commission in a authorities organisation.

According to provisions contained below Section 20 (1) (b) of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, complaints in respect of public servants belonging to Groups A, B, C or D are referred by Lokpal to the Central Vigilance Commission for preliminary inquiry, it mentioned in an order.

The Commission forwards such references to the chief vigilance officers involved for preliminary inquiry and report, the anti-corruption watchdog mentioned.

“The Commission has directed that the Chief Vigilance Officers should ensure that the investigating officer, who is entrusted with preliminary inquiry of any Lokpal referred complaint, in uninterrupted tenure of minimum of 04 months in vigilance units/organisation concerned in order to ensure continuity and timely completion of such complaints,” it mentioned.

As many as 14 corruption complaints are pending with the Chief Vigilance Commissioner for conducting preliminary enquiry towards Group A and B public servants, in accordance with the most recent Lokpal information.

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