The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has pointed out corruption and irregularities in the functioning of the Public Distribution System (PDS) in it several reports, Parliament was informed on Friday.
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The Supreme Court on Thursday said that the Central Vigilance Commission was expected to objectively and independently examine the complaints by whistle-blowers against officials and not just act as a post office to forward the complaints to the chief vigilance officer of the department concerned.
The Central Vigilance Commission has decided to ascertain the authenticity of complainants informing it about corruption in central government departments before initiating any probe on the basis of their complaints.
AIIMS Deputy Director Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who was removed as vigilance head of the medical institute some weeks back, has approached the Central Vigilance Commission to highlight the work done by him to probe corruption and other alleged irregularities there.
Centre on Monday began the selection process for Chief of Central Vigilance Commission and sought applications from eligible candidates including serving and retired bureaucrats, besides private persons.
To prevent black-marketing of tickets, Railways is installing CCTV cameras at all the major reservation centres across the country and has deputed Commercial Inspectors to monitor its footage, as suggested by the Central Vigilance Commission.