Decide on time corruption cases involving a retiring bank, government officials: CVC

NEW DELHI: The probity watchdog CVC has called on all banks and central government departments to ensure the prompt finalization of disciplinary proceedings against officials involved in alleged corruption cases who are due to retire soon.

The move comes after it was found that some cases of alleged corruption remain unresolved even before the retirement of an accused official.

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has written to government departments since 2007, most recently in July 2019, on the matter to ensure that accused officers are brought to justice on time.

The CVC had specifically insisted with those responsible for vigilance as well as the administrative authorities concerned on the need to prioritize their activities of conducting investigations and executing disciplinary measures well in advance in order to avoid a late reference to the Commission, he said in a recent directive.

“In addition, it was also stated that all such cases of retirement should be received no later than the first week of the month of retirement of the officer (s) concerned,” says the directive, issued to secretaries of central government departments and to the president. and directors general. public sector banks, businesses and autonomous organizations.

He said cases or referrals received for advice after the first week of the month would be referred to the department without advice from the Commission and “recommended action against the relevant authority (s).”

“The Commission, while reiterating its previous instructions, insists that all such retirement cases for notice must be received at the Commission no later than the 10th of each month at 5:00 p.m. In addition, if the 10th is a day holiday, at the latest the next working days “, indicates the directive seeking its” strict compliance “.

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