GOVERN­MENT WAKES UP

The Asian Age - - Oped -

Even as the CBI fires rage, the Cen­tre has re­port­edly be­gun fram­ing guide­lines to han­dle griev­ances against the cen­tral vig­i­lance com­mis­sioner ( CVC). Due to the war­ring chief­tains in the CBI, the Supreme Court asked the Cen­tral Vig­i­lance Com­mis­sion, which ex­er­cises its watch over the CBI in cor­rup­tion mat­ters, to com­plete within two weeks its in­quiry into al­le­ga­tions against di­rec­tor Alok Verma.

Sur­pris­ingly, un­til now there are no guide­lines to han­dle com­plaints against the CVC, ac­cord­ing to the Per­son­nel Min­istry. This fact came to light fol­low­ing an RTI ap­pli­ca­tion filed by whis­tle- blower babu San­jiv Chaturvedi. The babu had sought copies of cor­re­spon­dences from the Per­son­nel Min­istry re­lated to a plea filed by him last year with the Pres­i­dent’s sec­re­tariat. In the plea, Mr Chaturvedi had in­voked Sec­tion 6 of the CVC Act that em­pow­ers the Pres­i­dent to re­fer cases of al­le­ga­tions of mis­con­duct against the CVC for en­quiry by Supreme Court. Mr Chaturvedi had al­leged that the CVC closed cases of cor­rup­tion in­volv­ing se­nior func­tionar­ies in Delhi’s All In­dia In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Sciences ( AIIMS).

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