Steps for speedy disposal of disciplinary/vigilance cases

The Government is considering methods to ensure the speedy disposal/finalisation of vigilance/disciplinary proceedings and cut out the time taken for penalisation of erring Government Officers proven guilty.   The  three member Committee of Experts which was appointed to examine and suggest measures to expedite the process involved in Disciplinary/Vigilance Proceedings has given the following recommendations : 

  1. Creation of panels of Inquiry Officers from amongst both serving and retired government servants and enhancement of remuneration for conducting inquiries;
  2. Prescribing a time limit of two months for completion of minor penalty disciplinary inquiries and 12 months for major penalty disciplinary inquiries;
  3. Dispensing with second stage consultation with CVC;
  4. Dispensing with consultation with UPSC in minor penalty disciplinary cases;
  5. Setting up of Vigilance Commissions with statutory status in the States;
  6. Introduction of Plea-Bargaining in major penalty disciplinary inquiries;
  7. Major penalty of compulsory retirement to include cut in pension/gratuity;
  8. Amendment of Article 311 of the Constitution to provide for dismissal from service on charges of corrupt practices after beginning of trial in a competent court;

         The Government is considering the recommendations/suggestions contained report of Committee. The above information was given by Shri V. Narayanasamy,  Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, in his written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.

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