Don’t act on nameless corruption complaints or face motion: CVC to govt depts


New Delhi, September 27

Anonymous corruption complaints should not be taken cognisance of, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has told all government departments, saying any violation of this guideline will be “viewed seriously”.

The move comes after the probity watchdog noticed instances wherein some departments and organisations were taking cognisance of anonymous complaints, despite strict guidelines issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and the CVC.

“Such non-compliance and violation of guidelines by the concerned authorities would be viewed seriously,” said the order issued on Thursday.

All chief vigilance officers — who act as distant arm of the CVC to check corruption — and administrative authorities should ensure strict compliance to these instructions, it said.

The Commission said earlier orders by the DoPT and the CVC prescribed that “no action would be taken on anonymous and pseudonymous complaints” by ministries, departments and organisations. PTI



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