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Can't act as no guidelines to handle corruption complaints against CVC: Govt

NEW DELHI: The government can't act on two proceedings, gained by means of it over a yr ago, towards Chief Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary as there is not any tenet to take care of such grievances, in step with the Personnel Ministry.

It mentioned a procedure to border such tips has been initiated by means of the government.

The assertion assumes significance as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led panel had on January 10 removed CBI Director Alok Verma from the publish considering a probe file by means of the Central Vigilance Commission, among different details.

"It is informed that presently no guidelines to handle complaints of corruption and other misconduct against Chief Vigilance Commissioner/Vigilance Commissioners are in place," the Personnel Ministry mentioned in line with an RTI query filed by means of whistle-blower Indian Forest Service officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi.

A procedure for framing tips to take care of grievances/proceedings towards Chief Vigilance Commissioner/Vigilance Commissioners has been initiated by means of the Department of Personnel and Training, it mentioned.

Chaturvedi had in 2017 written to the President asking him to take action towards Chowdary for recommending closure of probe in alleged corruption cases at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here.

"It is informed that this department (Personnel Ministry) has two grievances dated July 15, 2017 and August 18, 2017 received by you (Chaturvedi)," the answer mentioned, including "suitable action can be taken on the grievances" towards Chief Vigilance Commissioner once such tips are in existence.

Chaturvedi had sought copies of correspondences from the Personnel Ministry associated with a plea filed by means of him in 2017 with the president's secretariat.

The plea was once forwarded by means of the president's place of business to the Personnel Ministry.

Chaturvedi had invoked Section 6 of the CVC Act that empowers the president to refer cases of allegation of misconduct towards the Chief Vigilance Commissioner for enquiry by means of the Supreme Court.

The CVC Act got here into force in 2003.

The secretariat had forwarded the applying to the Personnel Ministry for necessary action.

Chaturvedi had alleged that the CVC closed cases of corruption involving senior functionaries in Delhi's AIIMS.

Chaturvedi, who has sought probe towards Chowdary, had despatched documents, operating into almost 1,000 pages, in make stronger of his claim to the place of business of the president.

He shared the main points of seven cases with the president's secretariat.

These include one on his alleged victimisation while he was once leader vigilance officer (CVO) at AIIMS.

Chaturvedi served as the CVO, that acts as the distant arm of the CVC to check corruption, at AIIMS from July 2012 to August 2014.

He has introduced quite a lot of corruption cases to the awareness of the CBI right through his tenure. The CBI, after a detailed probe, beneficial departmental action in four cases, naming officials and senior school individuals, that have been closed by means of the CVC, reveal documents accessed by means of Chaturvedi through an RTI plea.

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