Last Updated on: 12/11/2021
One of the most important functions of the Chief Vigilance Officer is to take preventive measures against corruption and other malpractices apart from detection and punishment of those involved in corrupt practices.
Broadly, the roles and functions of the CVO are as follows:
♦ To examine in detail the existing Rules and procedures of the Organisation with a view to eliminate or minimise the scope for corruption or malpractices.
♦ To identify sensitive/corruption prone spots in the Organisation and keep an eye on personnel posted in such area.
♦ To plan and enforce surprise inspections and regular inspections to detect system failures and existence of corruption or malpractices.
♦ To maintain proper surveillance on officers of doubtful integrity.
♦ To ensure prompt observance of Conduct Rules relating to integrity of the employees.
♦ To ensure speedy processing of vigilance cases at all stages. In cases requiring a decision with regard to vigilance angle and those requiring consultation with the Central Vigilance Commission, a decision shall in every case be taken by the CVO.
♦ To see that proper assistance is given to the C.B.I. in the investigation of cases entrusted to them or started by them on their own source of information.
♦ To take proper and adequate action with regard to writ petitions filed by accused officers.
♦ To ensure prompt submission of returns to the Commission.
♦ To ensure that cases against the public servants on the verge of retirement do not lapse due to time-limit for reasons such as misplacement of files etc. and that the orders passed in the cases of retiring officers are implemented in time.
♦ To conduct preventive checks /inspections and advises systemic improvements wherever necessary to improve the administrative functioning of PHL.
♦ To arrange Vigilance Awareness Programme from time to time for the benefit of all concerned.
♦ To scrutiny of Audit Reports and Annual Property Returns of employees.