New Delhi: The government has accepted some
of the recommendations of the Group of Ministers on corruption which includes strengthening of vigilance administration in central ministries and departments.
The government also approved that the second stage of
consultation with Central Vigilance Commission in disciplinary
matters may be dispensed with in an attempt to fast track all
cases of public servants accused of corruption.
In separate notifications issued by the Department of
Personnel and Training, the government also asked the CVC to
maintain a pool of investigating officers and presenting officers from the retired personnel who can act as inquiry officers in all ministries and departments.
In reference to central officers above the level of Joint
Secretary, the government has accepted the recommendations of
the GoM headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee which
authorises the minister concerned as a competent authority.
"In such cases, intimation of refusal to grant permission
along with reasons thereof will have to be put to the Prime
Minister," the notification said.