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CAG, CVC accused of precipitating `policy paralysis` praised by President

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 02:24

Institutions like CAG and CVC may have drawn flak from the government which blamed them for policy paralysis but President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday praised these bodies and the Election Commission for their impartiality and capacity to take decision with independence.

CVC to review coalgate cases probe; to call meeting with CBI

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 11:06

The Central Vigilance Commission will review preliminary enquiries filed by the CBI in connection with the multi-crore coal blocks allocation scam.

FinMin to hire external monitors to oversee disinvestment

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 20:58

In order to ensure transparency in the disinvestment process, Finance Ministry has decided to appoint retired bureaucrats and prominent private sector executives as independent monitors to oversee working of merchant bankers and others associated with PSU stake sale.

Is CVC just a mute spectator, asks SC

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 21:39

"Is Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) just a mute spectator", the Supreme Court on Monday said during a hearing in the Coalgate case.

Corruption widespread in India, says US report

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 07:53

There is widespread corruption in India at all levels of the government, including judiciary, said a US Congress-mandated report.

Token provision for Lokpal in Interim Budget

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 17:01

Government made token provision of Rs two crore for anti-graft body Lokpal and gave a nominal increase of Rs 94 lakh to Rs 20.35 crore for Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in the interim budget.

Avoid multiplicity of anti-corruption agencies: Experts

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 19:59

The functioning of CBI and CVC should be integrated with that of Lokpal as otherise it would lead to a turf-war between the three agencies, experts suggested during the CVC golden jubilee function here on Wednesday.

More powers were possible without SC intervention: CBI chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 23:57

Ranjit Sinha said recent steps taken by the Centre to give some financial and administrative freedom to the agency could have been taken without the intervention of the Supreme Court.

Need to strengthen institutions like CAG, CVC: Sushma Swaraj

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 15:38

Taking a dig at government`s contention of blaming vigilance and investigating agencies for policy paralysis, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said though their vigour does not suit the ruling class many a time, institutions like CAG and CVC should be strengthened in a healthy democracy.

Corruption major stumbling block in progress: President

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 14:07

Terming corruption as a "major stumbling block" in the country`s progress, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday asked CVC to lead the way in cleansing the government.

Honest officers should not be harassed for bonafide mistakes: PM

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 12:48

Speaking on the occasion of Central Vigilance Commission Golden Jubilee celebrations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that it needs to be insured that honest officers are not harassed for bonafide mistakes.

PMO, CVC at loggerheads over appointment of CBI Additional Director

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 10:19

Ahead of the General Elections, the Prime Minister`s Office has flouted established procedures by appointing Archana Ramasundram as the Central Bureau of Investigation`s Additional Director.