Anonymous corruption complaints shouldn’t be taken cognisance of, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has informed all authorities departments, saying any violation of this guideline will likely be “viewed seriously”.
The transfer comes after the probity watchdog seen situations whereby some departments/organisations have been taking cognisance of nameless complaints, regardless of strict pointers issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and the CVC.
“Such non-compliance/violation of guidelines by the concerned authorities would be viewed seriously,” stated the order issued on Thursday.
All chief vigilance officers — who act as distant arm of the CVC to test corruption — and administrative authorities ought to ensures strict compliance to those directions, it stated.
The Commission stated that earlier orders by the DoPT and the CVC prescribed that “no motion can be taken on nameless/pseudonymous complaints by ministries/ departments/organisations.
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