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J&K Guv briefed on functioning of Vigilance Commis

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 19:59

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Vigilance Commissioner Kuldeep Khoda on Thursday called on state Governor NN Vohra here and briefed him about the steps taken for enabling the Commission to start functioning.

Khoda called on the Governor at Raj Bhavan and briefed him about the steps which had so far been taken for enabling the Commission to commence functioning, an official spokesman said.

The Governor stressed on the Chief Vigilance Commissioner the vital importance of the State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) and the State Vigilance Commission (SVC) working in close convergence, within their legal mandates, for the most effective outcomes to be achieved.

He also emphasised the legal responsibility of the SVO and SVC to ensure against any delay arising merely for the want of sanction to investigate a given case or to initiate prosecution, wherever such action was called for.

Vohra pointed to the Supreme Court`s clear ruling regarding the time limits within which the requisite sanctions were required to be issued.

The Governor also asked the CVC to keep in mind that the effective functioning of the Commission would contribute directly towards enhancing the cause of good governance and reducing corruption in the state.


First Published: Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 19:59

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