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No guideline to handle graft complaints against CVC: Govt

No guideline to handle graft complaints against CVC: Govt
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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

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