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No action to be taken on anonymous complaints by Ministries / Departments / Organisations in line with its earlier instructions dated 29th June, 1999 and 31st January, 2002
Central Vigilance Commission has issued a Circular on action to be taken on anonymous / pseudonymous complaints.
CENTRAL VIGILANCE COMMISSION
Satarita Bhawan, G.P.O. Complex
Block A, INAS, New Delhi 110023
Dated 25th November 2014
Circular No. 07/11/2014
Subject: Action on anonymous / pseudonymous complaints.
The Commission had vide its circular Nos. 3(v)/99/2 dated 29th June, 1999 and of even number dated 31st January, 2002 prescribed that no action should be taken on any anonymous or pseudonymous complaints. However, an enabling provision was made subsequently, vide circular of even number dated 11th October, 2002, that if any, verifiable facts contained in such complaints are proposed to be looked into, prior concurrence of the Commission is required to be taken by the departments / organizations.
2. The Commission has reviewed the matter and considering all aspects, would prescribe that no action should be taken on anonymous/pseudonymous complaints by Ministries/Departments/Organisations in line with its earlier instructions dated 29th June, 1999 and 31st January, 2002 and such complaints should be filed. Commission’s circular of even number dated 11th October, 2002 stands withdrawn with immediate effect. Accordingly, Para 3.8.1 of Chapter -III of Vigilance Manual (Volume-I – Sixth Edition, 2004) would stand modified to that extent.
(J. Vinod Kumar)
Officer on Special Duty