Anony­mous graft charges will in­vite no ac­tion: Govt

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THERE is no need to take ac­tion on anony­mous or pseudony­mous com­plaints al­leg­ing cor­rup­tion by govern­ment em­ploy­ees, ac­cord­ing to a direc­tive is­sued by the per­son­nel min­istry to all Cen­tral govern­ment de­part­ments. It said such com­plaints “need to be sim­ply filed.”

Of­fi­cials said on Wed­nes­day the move comes af­ter some of the Cen­tral govern­ment de­part­ments re­ceived com­plaints of al­leged cor­rup­tion by high-rank­ing of­fi­cials. The Cen­tral govern­ment and the CVC usu­ally get a num­ber of com­plaints against a govern­ment em­ployee when he or she is be­ing con­sid­ered for a se­nior level post or for some im­por­tant as­sign­ment, they said.

In its lat­est com­mu­niqué, the per­son­nel min­istry cited its pre­vi­ous direc­tive which said no ac­tion is re­quired to be taken on anony­mous and pseudony­mous com­plaints, ir­re­spec­tive of the na­ture of the al­le­ga­tion and that such com­plaints need to be sim­ply filed.

IT said pro­bity watch­dog Cen­tral Vig­i­lance Com­mis­sion has also is­sued a sim­i­lar in­struc­tion to all govern­ment de­part­ments.

“The in­struc­tions con­tained therein are re­it­er­ated and all min­istries/de­part­ments are re­quested to fol­low the same while han­dling com­plaints re­ceived in their re­spec­tive min­istry/de­part­ment,” said the direc­tive is­sued on Mon­day.

Anony­mous com­plaints are those com­plaints which do not carry name and ad­dress of the com­plainant. Pseudony­mous com­plaints carry vague al­le­ga­tions and at times par­tial in­for­ma­tion of the com­plainant.

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