July 13, 2020 | 2:07 PM IST
central vigilance

Initiate disciplinary action against alleged corrupt officers due for retirement, CVC tells banks

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), on Wednesday, directed all banks and central government departments to carry out efficient finalisation of disciplinary proceedings against officials who due to retire soon and have been allegedly involved in corruption cases.

The probity watchdog has time and again written to the government offices to prioritise their activities, conduct investigations, and complete disciplinary action to ensure that the accused officers are brought to justice in time, and avoid late reference to the Commission.

The last such directive was to secretaries of central government departments and the chairman and managing directors of public sector banks, undertakings and autonomous organisations in July 2019.

 The directive clearly stated, “Further, it was also conveyed that all such retirement cases should be received by the first week of the month of superannuation of the officer(s) concerned.”

It further read, “The Commission while reiterating its earlier instructions would emphasise that all such retirement cases for advice should be received in the Commission by 10th of every month by 5 PM. Further, if 10th is a holiday, by the next working days.”

The directives were issued after a public servant, who was allegedly had several cases against him, retired recently and the cases remain pending.   

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