CIC recommends CVC to review and upgrade its monitoring system
An application was filed with the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking to know the first and second stage advice given by the CVC against civilian employees of the Defence Ministry.
The CVC stated in the reply that it doesn’t have record on the progress made on its recommendations against government employees suspected to be involved in corruption and hence detailed information on the status of cases could not be provided to the applicant.
When the matter was brought before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant alleged that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) arbitrarily decides on whether to agree or to disagree with the advices rendered by CVC against its employees.
The CIC observed in his order that the CVC maintains a simple record about its advices which includes the case number, the name of the concerned officer and the date of the advice. The CIC found that the monitoring system adopted by the CVC was too inadequate to be meaningful and recommended the reviewing and upgradation of the present system.