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Prove identity or no action on graft complaints: CVC

The Central Vigilance Commission has decided to ascertain the authenticity of complainants informing it about corruption in central government departments before initiating any probe on the basis of their complaints.

The move, officials say, is aimed at checking fraudulent or malicious complaints, which often crop up against a government official being considered for a particular posting to delay grant of vigilance clearance to him.

“All Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs) are informed that henceforth, the Commission would be seeking confirmation from the complainant for owning or disowning the complaint, as the case may be,” the anti-corruption watchdog said in a directive. The CVOs, who act as distant arm of the Commission, have also been asked to seek confirmation on graft complaints received by them from the complainants.
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