Strengthening of Vigilance set up in Central Govt.
The Government had constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM), on 6th January, 2011 with the approval of the Prime Minister to consider measures that can be taken by the Government to tackle corruption. One of the terms of reference (ToR) of the GoM was to consider and advise on ‘Fast tracking of all cases of public servants accused of corruption “. The GoM, while considering this (ToR) also considered certain important recommendations of the Hota Committee (Committee of Experts to review the procedure of Disciplinary/Vigilance Inquiries and recommended measures for their expeditious disposal) has made a recommendation that vigilance administration of the Central Ministnes/Departments may be strengthened.
This recommendation of the GoM has been accepted by the Government. Accordingly, and all Ministries/Departments are advised to strengthen their vigilance administration with requisite manpower with a view to ensuring expeditious disposal of disciplinary cases. The Ministries/Departments may, where appropriate, consider setting up of a monitoring cell to review and monitor the progress of all pending Disciplinary Inquiries on a day-to-day basis, with a view to ensuring their timely conclusion.
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India