Sanctions for prosecution of over 80 officials awaited

  1. The Central Vigilance Commission(CVC) is awaiting sanction from different wings of the government organisations to prosecute 83 government employees.
  2. The CVC was set up by the Government in 1964 on the recommendation of the Santhanam Committee.In 2003,the Parliament enacted CVC Act conferring statutory status on the CVC.
  3. The CVC is not controlled by any Ministry or Department.It is an independent body which is only responsible to the Parliament.CVC receives complaints on corruption or misuse of office and recommend appropriate action.
  4. However,CVC is not an investigating agency.The CVC either gets the investigation done by the CBI or through chief vigilance officer(CVO) in government offices.
  5. CVC is also empowered to inquire into offences alleged to have been committed under the Prevention of Corruption Act,1988 by certain categories of public servants.
  6. Its annual report gives the details of the work done by the commission and points to systemic failures which lead to corruption in government departments.