Delhi government has decided to hire retired bureaucrats to conduct an inquiry into cases of alleged irregularities and wrongdoings in various departments.
The vigilance department of the government has invited applications from retired officers, not below the rank of deputy secretary, who have either worked with the central government or the state government, for empanelment as inquiry officers.
A senior government official said that the department will pick only those officers who do not have any criminal record and have not crossed the age of 65 as on April 1.
The inquiry officer, having impeccable integrity, will have to give an undertaking of maintaining strict secrecy in dealing with documents and information.
“No secret documents, information, data shall be divulged to anyone during the inquiry. All the records, reports, etc. available with the inquiry officer shall be duly returned to the authority which appointed him/her.
“The inquiry officer shall conduct the inquiry proceedings in the official premises provided by the department/organisation which engages him or her,” a notice issued by the vigilance department said.
In April this year, the Arvind Kejriwal government had appointed 8 IAS and DANICS officers as special vigilance commissioners in its various departments.