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Vigilance Officers to have restricted tenure

  • IASbaba
  • April 7, 2021
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Vigilance Officers to have restricted tenure

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – Statutory Bodies 

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Key takeaways 

  • CVC has modified the guidelines pertaining to the transfer and posting of officials in the vigilance units of government organisations. 
  • The tenure may be extended to three more years, though at a different place of posting.
  • According to the CVC, undue long stay of an official in a vigilance department had the potential of developing vested interests, apart from giving rise to unnecessary complaints or allegations.
  • The new guidelines ensure transparency, objectivity and uniformity in approach. 
  • The order said after transfer from the vigilance unit, there would be a compulsory cooling off period of three years before anyone could be considered again for posting in the unit.

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