Delhi Special Police Establishment Act Current Affairs - 2020
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The appointment of the CVC (Chief Vigilance Commissioner) was criticized throughout India as the new appointee was a part of the Search Committee. After the wide criticization, President Secretary Sanjay Kothari has now been recommended by the PM led panel.
The Central Vigilance Commission is the premier Government Agency that prevents corruption. It was established in 1964 as recommended by the Santhanam Committee. It was neither a statutory body nor a constitutional body. In 2003, the Parliament enacted a law conferring statutory status to the CVC.
The CVC is appointed by the President on recommendation of a three-member committee that consists of Prime Minister as head. The CVC holds office for four years till they attain the age of 65 years (whichever is earlier). The CVC is not eligible to be employed under any other Central or State Government Agency after his or her retirement.
Functions of CVC
The CVC makes investigation over references made by the Central Government. The Central Government shall make recommendations against an employee under Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. It has powers to give directions to the CBI under Delhi Special Police Establishment act.
Tags: CBI • Corruption • CVC • Delhi Special Police Establishment Act • President
The new state government under newly appointed Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy revoked previous governments’ order of barring Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from conducting raids in state without state government permission.
Background: The previous Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government headed by then Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu issued a government order number 176 ( GO 176), on 8 November 2018 withdrawing ‘general consent‘ to CBI officers for exercising jurisdiction in state and for investigating corruption charges against central government officials and private persons. This GO barred CBI from conducting raids or carrying out investigations in state without its permission.
Then CM and TDP President, N. Naidu accused Modi government of misusing central agencies such as CBI and Income Tax (IT) department to target TDP leaders, stating this as reason for the order.
- The Yuvajana Sramika Raithu (YSR) Congress Party government under Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy issued new orders allowing CBI to now operate in Andhra Pradesh.
- The order for cancelling last year’s Government Order was issued by Manmohan Singh, Principal Secretary (Home) in exercise of his powers under Delhi Special Police Establishment Act (DSPEA), 1946.
- CBI will now have all powers to take up corruption and other cases in Andhra Pradesh without requiring any state permission.
About Central Bureau of Investigation
- CBI is the premier investigative agency, headquartered in New Delhi.
- It operates under jurisdiction of Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and functions under the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act (DSPEA), 1946. It is not a statutory body.
- Under Section 6 of DSPEA Act 1946, a state government routinely grants consent to CBI for exercising its authority in the respective state.
Tags: Andhra Pradesh CM • Central Bureau of Investigation • Delhi Special Police Establishment Act • DSPEA Act 1946 • General Consent