CVOs to send lists of tainted employees to Secretary Vigilance
Chandigarh(DP Correspondent ) – Punjab government has directed the Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs) of all departments to send names of officers indulged in corrupt practices or with dubious service records to the vigilance department. The CVOs have also been instructed to hold monthly meetings with their head of department, administrative secretary as well as secretary vigilance to review the references and complaints forwarded by the vigilance bureau so that further action could be initiated against the erring officials, informed the Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh.“With a view to streamline the investigations and proper follow up of vigilance cases by the CVOs, the vigilance department will draft specific guidelines on the pattern of central vigilance commission (CVC) guidelines which will be made online on websites”, he said, further adding that aiming to institutionalise strict surveillance and implement preventive practices in the offices, the State Government will execute Punjab vigilance guidelines soon.Meanwhile, addressing a state level meeting of CVOs of various departments, corporations, boards, local government authorities, Vivek Pratap Singh Secretary Vigilance directed the CVOs to ensure expeditious action on investigation reports in their organisations. Arun Sekhari Special Secretary Vigilance also asked the vigilance officers to discharge their duties efficiently and effectively. Addressing the participants, Chief Director Vigilance Bureau BK Uppal said the cases for prosecution sanctions were not being decided in time by various departments.“It is the duty of CVOs to check and review the procedures adopted in the department in this regard and to plug loop-holes wherever existing which facilitate corruption”, he added. The vigilance chief also advised to institute best CVO Award or Satarkata Samman Award on the lines of as instituted by CVC.Among others present on the occasion included DGP Administration MK Tewari, Director Vigilance Bureau G. Nageshwara Rao, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Sunil Kumar, Chairman Punjab Pollution Control Board KS Pannu, Director Rural Development and Panchayats C. Sibin and Director Local Government KK Yadav.
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