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Govt. of India Resolution on Public Interest Disclosures & Protection of Informer.

Posted by ekavi on June 15, 2006

No. 004/VGL/26 Government of India Central Vigilance Commission *****
Satarkta Bhawan, Block 'A',
GPO Complex, INA,
New Delhi- 110 023
Dated the 17th May, 2004
Office Order No. 33/5/2004
Subject:- Govt. of India Resolution on Public Interest Disclosures &
Protection of Informer.
The Government of India has authorised the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)
as the 'Designated Agency' to receive written complaints for disclosure on
any allegation
of corruption or misuse of office and recommend appropriate action.
2. A copy of the Public Notice issued by the Central Vigilance Commission with
respect to the above mentioned Resolution is enclosed. All CVOs are
further required
to take the following actions with respect to the complaints.
forwarded by the Commission under this Resolution:
All the relevant papers/documents with respect to the matter
raised in the complaint
should be obtained by the CVO and investigation into the complaint
should be
commenced immediately.
The investigation report should be submitted to the Commission within two weeks.
The CVO is to ensure that no punitive action is taken by
any concerned Administrative
authority against any person on perceived reasonsm/
suspicion of being "whistle blower."
Subsequent to the receipt of Commission's directions to undertake any
disciplinary
action based on such complaints, the CVO has to follow up and
confirm compliance
of further action by the DA and keep the Commission informed of delay,
if any.
Contents of this order may be brought to the notice of Secy./CEO/ CMD.
 
All CVOs may note the above directions for compliance.
Sd/- (Sujit Banerjee) Secretary
To All Chief Vigilance Officers
---------------------------------
Public Notices
GOI Resolution on Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Informer
The Government of India has authorized the
Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) as
the 'Designated Agency' to receive written complaints for
disclosure on any allegation
of corruption or misuse of office and recommend appropriate action.
2. The jurisdiction of the Commission in this regard would be restricted
to any employee of
the Central Government or of any corporation established by or
under any Central Act,
government companies, societies or local authorities owned or controlled by the
Central Government. Personnel employed by the State Governments
and activities of the
State Governments or its Corporations etc. will not come under the
purview of the Commission.
 
3. In this regard, the Commission, which will accept such complaints;
has the responsibility of
keeping the identity of the complainant secret Hence, it is informed to
the general public
that any complaint, which is to be made under this resolution should
comply with the following aspects.
The complaint should be in a closed/ secured envelope.
The envelope should be addressed to Secretary,
Central Vigilance Commission and should be
superscribed "Complaint under The Public Interest Disclosure".
 
If the envelope is not superscribed and closed, it will not be possible for the
Commission to protect the complainant under the above
resolution and the complaint will
be dealt with as per the normal complaint policy of the Commission.
The complainant should give his/her name and address in the
beginning or end of complaint
or in an attached letter.   Commission will not entertain anonymous /
pseudonymous complaints.
The text of the complaint should be carefully drafted so
as not to give any
details or clue as to his/her identity. However,
the details of the complaint
should be specific and verifiable.
In order to protect identity of the person, the Commission will not issue any
acknowledgement
and the whistle-blowers are advised not to enter into
any further correspondence
with the
Commission in their own interest. The Commission assures that,
subject to the
facts of the
case being verifiable, it will take the necessary action,
as provided under the
Government
of India Resolution mentioned above. If any further clarification
is required,
the
Commission will get in touch with the complainant
 
4. The Commission can also take action against complainants making
motivated/vexatious
complaints under this Resolution.  5. A copy of detailed notification
is available
on the web-site of the Commission http://www.cvc.nic.in
Issued in Public Interest by
the Central Vigilance Commission, INA, Satarkta Bhawan, New Delhi.
Sd/- Secretary
Central Vigilance Commission
---------------------------------
Central Vigilance Commission
Press Release :
The Government of India has authorized the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)
as the 'Designated Agency' to receive written complaints for disclosure
on any
allegation
of corruption or misuse of office and recommend appropriate action.
2. The jurisdiction of the Commission in this regard would be restricted
to any employee of
the Central Government or of any corporation established by or under
any Central Act,
government companies, societies or local authorities owned or
controlled by the Central
Government. Personnel employed by the State Governments and activities of
the State Governments
or its Corporations etc. will not come under the purview of the Commission.
3. In this regard, the Commission, which will accept such complaints,
has the responsibility
of keeping the identity of the complainant secret. Hence, it is informed to
the general public
that any complaint, which is to be made under this resolution should
comply with the following
aspects.   The complaint should be in a closed / secured envelope.
The envelope should be
addressed to Secretary , Central Vigilance Commission and should be
superscribed "Complaint
under The Public Interest Disclosure". lf the envelope is
not superscribed and closed, it
will not be possible for the Commission to protect the complainant under
the above resolution
and the complaint will be dealt with as per the normal complaint policy of
the Commission.
The complainant should give his/her name and address in the beginning or end
of complaint or in
an attached letter.   Commission will not entertain anonymous/
pseudonymous complaints.
The text of the complaint should be carefully drafted so as not to give
any details or clue
as to his/her identity. However, the details of the complaint should be
specific and verifiable.
In order to protect identity oft he person, the Commission will not
issue any acknowledgement
and the whistle-blowers are advised not to enter into any further
correspondence with the
Commission in their own interest. The Commission assures that,
subject to the facts of the
case being verifiable, it will take the necessary action, as provided under the
Government of India Resolution mentioned above.
If any further clarification is required.
the Commission will get in touch with the complainant.
4. The Commission can also take action against complainants making motivated/
vexatious
complaints under this Resolution.  5. A copy of detailed notification is
available on the
web-site of the Commission http://www.cvc.nic.in
 
 
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