New Delhi: Intensifying its anti-corruption drive, the government has asked all departments under it not to give additional charge of any Central Public Sector Enterprises to Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs), mandated to check corruption.
The CVOs, who act as distant arm of Central Vigilance Commission, in various Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) are bound by the guidelines issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
However, it has come to the notice that some CVOs are being assigned additional charge of other CPSE by the administrative ministry or department of the CPSE concerned, a directive issued by the DoPT said.
"It has now been decided with the approval of the competent authority that any proposal for entrusting additional charge of a CVO of other CPSEs should be referred to DoPT for approval or orders of the competent authority," it said.
All the ministries or departments are requested to ensure compliance of this direction in future, the order said.