CVC to give posting related clearance `online`

For the first time, the CVC has decided to give vigilance clearance to government officials for postings through an online mechanism, a move aimed at expediting the process.

New Delhi: For the first time, the CVC has
decided to give vigilance clearance to government officials
for postings through an online mechanism, a move aimed at
expediting the process.

Officials said they were also working to reduce time
limit from present about three months to less than 60 days.

"We are working on a system which will give vigilance
clearance on real time basis. A consultation with all
stakeholders including Chief Vigilance Officers of different
government organisations including public sector units, banks
and corporations is going on," a senior Central Vigilance
Commission official said.

"A decision in this regard has been taken and it is proposed to be implemented by early next year," he said.

"We have already prepared a technical feasibility plan
for the system and discussions are regularly being held with
all concerned officials. We want to do away with file systems
and hectic paper work involved there in," the official said.

The anti-corruption watchdog on an average deals with
over 3,000 cases pertaining to vigilance clearance for
government officials. Usually, it takes three-four months to
take a decision on these requests.

"In addition, the online system will help us reducing the
quantum of work. The Commission is also stressing for
leveraging of information technology-enabled services for all
its operations. We plan to computerise much more in the time
to come," he said.

About 3,322 cases pertaining to vigilance clearance were
processed between January and December last year by the CVC.

"We plan to put all details including the date of
receiving the reference and its status for vigilance clearance
on the proposed system to ensure greater transparency. We
intend to put in place this system by early January," he
added.

PTI

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