CVC Current Affairs

Former NIA chief Sharad Kumar appointed vigilance commissioner in CVC

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed former National Investigation Agency (NIA) chief Sharad Kumar (62) as vigilance commissioner in Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). He will have term of four years or till he attains the age of 65. Sharad Kumar was IPS officer 1979-batch from Haryana cadre. He had retired in September 2017 after heading NIA for over four years.

Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)

CVC is an apex probity watchdog of Union Government formed to address governmental corruption. It was set up by Central Government in February 1964 on the recommendations of K. Santhanam Committee on Prevention of Corruption. It has status of statutory autonomous body and free of control from any executive authority as per the provisions of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) Act, 2003.

Functions: It monitors all vigilance activity under Union Government and advises various authorities in Union Government organizations in planning, executing, reviewing and reforming their vigilance work. Union Government has authorized CVC as “Designated Agency” to receive written complaints for disclosure on any allegation of corruption or misuse of office and recommend appropriate action.

Composition: CVC is headed by Central Vigilance Commissioner and has two Vigilance Commissioners. They are appointed by President on recommendations of select committee comprising of Prime Minister as Chairperson, Union Minister of Home Affairs and Leader of second largest party in Lok Sabha or majority group leader in parliament.

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CVC to develop Integrity Index of 25 Government Organizations

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has decided to develop Integrity Index of 25 Government Organizations in line with its broader strategy and emphasis on preventive vigilance.

The index will be for bench-marking internal processes and controls within organisation as well as management of relationships and expectations of outside stakeholders.

Objectives of Integrity Index

(i) Define what constitutes Integrity of Public Organizations. (ii) Identify different factors of Integrity and their inter-linkages. (iii) Create objective and reliable tool that can measure performance of organizations along these above factors. (iv) Validate findings over period of time to improve upon robustness of tool that measures Integrity. (v) Create internal and external ecosystem that promotes working with Integrity where public organizations lead way.

Key Facts

The Integrity Index will bring out annual scores and rankings of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), Public Sector Banks (PSBs) and Financial Institutions/Ministries/Departments of Central Government. It will be done by linking essential drivers of vigilance with long term efficiency, profitability and sustainability of organizations and create internal and external ecosystem that promotes working with Integrity in these public organizations.

CVC has adopted research-based approach for creating integrity index with the help of IIM Ahmedabad. The management of all 25 government organizations have been involved in development of the index and it will evolve with changing needs. It can be used by various organizations to measure themselves. Initially 25 organizations have been selected for development of the index. Subsequently, it will be extended to all other CPSUs and organizations of Central Government.

Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)

CVC is apex body of Union Government formed to address governmental corruption. It was established in February 1964 on the recommendations of the K. Santhanam Committee on Prevention of Corruption. It has status of statutory autonomous body and free of control from any executive authority as per provisions of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) Act, 2003. The CVC is headed by a Central Vigilance Commissioner and has two Vigilance Commissioners.

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