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Prepare list of officers with doubtful integrity: MHA

The ministry of home affairs has directed Central Armed Police Forces, which includes BSF, CRPF to mention names of officers who, after facing inquiries or during the inquiry period, were found to be ‘lacking integrity or moral turpitude’.

india Updated: Aug 01, 2017 00:04 IST
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According to the notification by the home ministry, vigilance units of all organisations have the primary responsibility to undertake anti-corruption measures that include surveillance, punitive action and preventive measures.
According to the notification by the home ministry, vigilance units of all organisations have the primary responsibility to undertake anti-corruption measures that include surveillance, punitive action and preventive measures. (AFP File Photo)

The ministry of home affairs (MHA) has directed vigilance units of its departments and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) to prepare lists of officers with “doubtful integrity” and those who have complaints or suspicions of being dishonest.

The names have to be submitted by August 5 and according to a government notification, the lists will be forwarded to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for further action.

The CAPF includes Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

According to the MHA notification, vigilance units of all organisations have the primary responsibility to undertake anti-corruption measures that include surveillance, punitive action and preventive measures.

The MHA said while surveillance and punitive action were important, taking preventive measures by chief vigilance officers (CVOs) was even more crucial to tackle corruption.

Among the measures that the MHA expects CVOs of all organisations to take is preparing “a list of officers of doubtful integrity” and the “agreed list”.

The former will include names of officers who, after facing inquiries or during the inquiry period, were found to be “lacking integrity or moral turpitude”.

The names will include officers awarded departmental penalties on charges of lack of integrity and dereliction of duty in protecting the interest of the government.

The second list is supposed to be made in consultation with the CBI. It will include names of officers “against whose integrity or honesty there are complaints or doubts or suspicions”, the notification reads..