CVC mulls networking all anti-corruption agencies
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Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 15:54
New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission is considering setting up an "apex-level" association of various investigating and enforcement agencies like CBI and ED to share intelligence in a better way and intensify the fight against corruption.

Official sources said that the body being envisaged by the Commission will be under the administrative control of the CVC and coordinate with all other stakeholders.

"It can be a very useful initiative towards the fight against corruption. The association will provide a common forum for discussing matters of general interest, sharing of information and intelligence and ensuring cooperation and coordination among all anti-corruption agencies," a senior CVC official said.

"The Commission is in the process of seeking views in this regard from other stakeholders," he said.

The proposed body may have senior officials from Enforcement Directorate, CBI, Income Tax department and Delhi Police among others as its members.

"There are delays in investigation due to the involvement of multi-jurisdiction and involvement of other government departments. In addition, there is lack of effective coordination among these agencies. The body, if formed, will act as a strong deterrent against illegal practices," the official said.


First Published: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 15:54

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