No guideline to handle graft complaints against CVC: Govt
New Delhi: The government cannot act on two complaints, received by it over a year ago, against Chief Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary as there is no guideline to handle such grievances, according to the Personnel Ministry.
It said the government had initiated a process to frame such guidelines.
The assertion assumes significance as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led panel had on January 10 removed CBI Director Alok Verma from the post considering a probe report by the Central Vigilance Commission among other facts.
"It is informed that presently no guidelines to handle complaints of corruption and other misconduct against Chief Vigilance Commissioner/Vigilance Commissioners are in place," the Personnel Ministry said in response to an RTI query filed by whistle-blower Indian Forest Service officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi.
The Department of Personnel and Training has initiated a process for framing guidelines to handle grievances/complaints against Chief Vigilance Commissioner/Vigilance Commissioners, it said. See P6