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CVC suggests mentorship scheme in govt depts

For now, the recommendation is for the newly inducted officers of all-India services like Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Group ‘A’ officers and their equivalents in other organisations, public sector undertakings and public sector banks.
According to the apex vigilance body, the ‘mentor’ in government departments can help the mentee (new officers) with the correct public service attitude.(CVC official website)
According to the apex vigilance body, the ‘mentor’ in government departments can help the mentee (new officers) with the correct public service attitude.(CVC official website)
Updated on Sep 04, 2021 04:40 AM IST
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By Neeraj Chauhan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

CVC asks all agencies, departments to vacate stays within 6 months

People familiar with the matter said several high-profile accused usually avoid trials in corruption, money laundering and other cases by availing stays for a longer period from the lower or the high courts
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Published on Dec 23, 2020 09:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan

CVC warns officials over property returns

The government has taken action against some officers who fail to file their property return, by holding their promotions or vigilance clearance as there’s no official data available on the number of defaulters
Every year, CVC requires Group A, B and C officers across government departments to file details of their properties(Mint)
Every year, CVC requires Group A, B and C officers across government departments to file details of their properties(Mint)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 06:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

‘Over 700 CBI investigations pending for more than a year’: Central Vigilance Commission

The apex vigilance body said a major share of complaints against public servants are vague, unverifiable and made to harass.
It was found that about 25 corruption investigations in CBI are pending beyond five years. Overall, total 1,239 investigations and enquiries were pending in CBI till December last year.(Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)
It was found that about 25 corruption investigations in CBI are pending beyond five years. Overall, total 1,239 investigations and enquiries were pending in CBI till December last year.(Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 27, 2020 10:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Departments procrastinate probes against ‘corrupt’ officials, Amit Shah displeased

According to the guidelines issued by CVC in May 2000 on schedule of time limits on departmental investigations, once a complaint is received against an officer in any government department, a decision has to be taken within a month whether it involves a vigilance aspect or not and the departmental probe should be completed within six months
Amit Shah.(REUTERS)
Amit Shah.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 10:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan

Inquiries pending with Chandigarh vigilance dept double in a year

UT adviser attributes it to investigations being initiated in more complaints than earlier
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Updated on Feb 22, 2020 12:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh

The message to banks

Creating a distinction between malfeasance and mistakes helps
The finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s statement builds on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assurance at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit earlier this month, when he exhorted bankers to take decisions without fear(PTI)
The finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s statement builds on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assurance at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit earlier this month, when he exhorted bankers to take decisions without fear(PTI)
Updated on Dec 29, 2019 07:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

CVC warns govt officials against disciplinary plaints close to retirement

Every department or a government organisation has a chief vigilance officer (CVO) who is usually responsible for finalising a disciplinary proceeding against officials indulging in any activity in violation of the norms.
A senior CVC officer, who asked not to be named, said, “This is a final warning to the CVOs/concerned departments.”(PTI)
A senior CVC officer, who asked not to be named, said, “This is a final warning to the CVOs/concerned departments.”(PTI)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 06:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan

CVC asks CBI to act against Alok Verma in corruption case

The government has thus far not accepted a resignation letter from Verma – leading to speculation that this is to facilitate action by the Department of Personnel and Trading.
Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Chief Alok Verma arrives at CBI headquarters on January 9.(PTI Photo)
Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Chief Alok Verma arrives at CBI headquarters on January 9.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jan 26, 2019 08:17 AM IST
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‘Acted like puppet in hands of government’: Congress seeks CVC’s removal over CBI row

The Congress alleged that CVC K V Chowdary is being made to “act like a puppet” to avoid any probe into the Rafale case.
The Congress also alleged that CVC K V Chowdary is being made to “act like a puppet” to avoid any probe into the Rafale case.(PTI File Photo)
The Congress also alleged that CVC K V Chowdary is being made to “act like a puppet” to avoid any probe into the Rafale case.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jan 13, 2019 05:14 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Alok Verma back in CBI, may revoke transfer orders

The top court on Tuesday quashed the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) order divesting Alok Verma of all responsibilities and two subsequent orders of the government, one reinforcing the CVC order on Verma’s removal, and another on the appointment of Rao as interim director.
Alok Verma, reinstated conditionally by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, will take charge as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director again on Wednesday, said an official familiar with the development.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Alok Verma, reinstated conditionally by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, will take charge as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director again on Wednesday, said an official familiar with the development.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 09, 2019 09:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajesh Ahuja

The SC judgment is a good starting point to remake CBI

The court’s order has given everyone an opportunity to do the right thing by an agency that has lost face and credibility. Part of this is because of the CBI’s own overt politicisation, although the agency has always been politicised
It isn’t a complete victory for CBI chief Alok Verma, though. By asking for the Select Committee to look into the charges against him — some of the findings of the Central Vigilance Commission’s report on these were pretty serious, the court remarked while hearing the case — the Supreme Court has acknowledged that these need further investigation(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
It isn’t a complete victory for CBI chief Alok Verma, though. By asking for the Select Committee to look into the charges against him — some of the findings of the Central Vigilance Commission’s report on these were pretty serious, the court remarked while hearing the case — the Supreme Court has acknowledged that these need further investigation(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 08, 2019 05:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

‘Serious allegations’: CBI chief wants probe against deputy to go on

In his reply filed in the Delhi high court, which will take up the plea later Monday, CBI chief Alok Verma also denied the allegations of corruption made against him by agency no 2 Rakesh Asthana. Both have been divested of their powers and sent on leave after their increasingly public feud reached the courts.
Alok Verma taking charge as a CBI Director at CBI Headquarter in New Delhi, India, on February 1, 2017, in presence of Special Director Rakesh Asthana. Both are currently divested of their powers after publicly accusing each other of corruption (File Photo)(HT PHOTO)
Alok Verma taking charge as a CBI Director at CBI Headquarter in New Delhi, India, on February 1, 2017, in presence of Special Director Rakesh Asthana. Both are currently divested of their powers after publicly accusing each other of corruption (File Photo)(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 12:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

‘None of you deserve a hearing’: Upset SC defers CBI vs CBI case to November 29

The Supreme Court was hearing Alok Verma’s case after he submitted his response to the Central Vigilance Commission report. The CVC had been tasked with probing corruption charges against Verma.
Alok Verma at CBI headquarters in New Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
Alok Verma at CBI headquarters in New Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 20, 2018 05:02 PM IST
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Supreme Court asks Alok Verma to file response “as quickly as possible” to CVC report

The bench made clear that it will not shift the schedule date of hearing and asked him to file his response “as quickly as possible” during the day itself to enable it to peruse the reply.
The Supreme Court Monday asked CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma to file his response “as quickly as possible” .(HT File Photo)
The Supreme Court Monday asked CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma to file his response “as quickly as possible” .(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 19, 2018 01:57 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Vigilance report against CBI chief Alok Verma gave mixed findings, says SC

The Supreme Court, in its October 31 order, had directed the CVC to probe corruption charges against Verma under the supervision of retired Supreme Court judge AK Patnaik, and submit its report in two weeks. The commission, however, submitted the report a day late on November 16.
CBI director Alok Kumar Verma.(PTI File Photo)
CBI director Alok Kumar Verma.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Nov 16, 2018 12:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha

CVC submits probe report on CBI’s Alok Verma to Supreme Court, next hearing on Friday

The apex court, in its October 31 order, directed the CVC to probe corruption charges against Verma under the supervision of retired Supreme Court judge AK Patnaik, and submit its report in two weeks.
CBI director Alok Kumar Verma(PTI File Photo)
CBI director Alok Kumar Verma(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Nov 12, 2018 11:37 PM IST
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Vigilance probe report on CBI chief Alok Verma case filed in Supreme Court

In an October 26 order, the Supreme Court gave CVC two weeks to complete the probe against CBI director Alok Verma, who has accused the government of interfering with CBI’s independence and autonomy.
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) handed over a report of its probe on Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Alok Verma, who was divested of his powers last month, to the Supreme Court on Monday.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) handed over a report of its probe on Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Alok Verma, who was divested of his powers last month, to the Supreme Court on Monday.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 12, 2018 06:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashok Bagriya

Acted against deputy Rakesh Asthana to maintain CBI’s integrity, Alok Verma tells CVC

CBI Director Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana, special director, were divested of their responsibilities last month after engaging in an unprecedented public feud in which they traded allegations of corruption against each other.
CBI director Alok Verma explained his position during an examination by the CVC, which summoned him in connection with charges of corruption that Asthana has levelled against him.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
CBI director Alok Verma explained his position during an examination by the CVC, which summoned him in connection with charges of corruption that Asthana has levelled against him.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 10, 2018 08:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajesh Ahuja

CVC may examine Alok Verma today in CBI row

The commission was supposed to examine CBI chief Alok Verma on Thursday but he refused to be examined as one of the vigilance commissioners, TM Bhasin, was not present in office, which meant the examination was postponed till Friday.
The commission was supposed to examine CBI chief Alok Verma on Thursday but he refused to be examined as one of the vigilance commissioners, TM Bhasin, was not present in office, which meant the examination was postponed till Friday.(HT Photo)
The commission was supposed to examine CBI chief Alok Verma on Thursday but he refused to be examined as one of the vigilance commissioners, TM Bhasin, was not present in office, which meant the examination was postponed till Friday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2018 12:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajesh Ahuja

CBI chief Alok Verma, deputy Rakesh Asthana meet CVC

Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana reached the Central Vigilance Commission around 1 pm and stayed for about an hour, officials said.
Police personnel keep vigil outside CBI headquarters at CGO Complex, in New Delhi on October 25.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Police personnel keep vigil outside CBI headquarters at CGO Complex, in New Delhi on October 25.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 08, 2018 06:33 PM IST
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Central Bureau of Investigation director Alok Verma responds to CVC, rejects bribe claim

CBI director Alok Verma, in his response to the CVC, has dismissed the charge that he sought or accepted a bribe of Rs 2 crore from a Hyderabad-based businessman.
Central Bureau of Investigation director Alok Verma has responded to CVC and rejected bribe claim(HT Photo)
Central Bureau of Investigation director Alok Verma has responded to CVC and rejected bribe claim(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 07, 2018 12:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajesh Ahuja

Supreme Court orders protection for businessman Sana Satish Babu who accused CBI no. 2 Rakesh Asthana of corruption

Sana Satish Babu has alleged that Dubai-based brothers — Manoj Prasad and Somesh Prasad — claimed that they were acting on behalf of the CBI special director Rakesh Asthana and allegedly struck a deal for Rs 5 crore to protect him (Sana) in a case that the agency registered against Moin Qureshi last year.
Asthana wrote to the CVC that he recommended Babu’s arrest in the case in September. After the registration of the FIR against Asthana, the CBI arrested Prasad.(PTI file photo)
Asthana wrote to the CVC that he recommended Babu’s arrest in the case in September. After the registration of the FIR against Asthana, the CBI arrested Prasad.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Oct 30, 2018 05:25 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha

CBI to hand over documents as CVC probe against Alok Verma, Rakesh Asthana kicks off today

The CVC ordered that Verma be divested of his responsibilities as CBI chief on Tuesday, saying the agency under him was not cooperating to find the truth about Asthana’s allegations.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will hand over to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on Monday all files and documents required to inquire into allegations levelled against its director Alok Verma by his deputy Rakesh Asthana, officials familiar with the development said.(HT Photo)
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will hand over to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on Monday all files and documents required to inquire into allegations levelled against its director Alok Verma by his deputy Rakesh Asthana, officials familiar with the development said.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 29, 2018 07:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajesh Ahuja

CBI probe in release of 1,300 acres land in Gurugram comes under cloud

Asthana’s complaint speaks about “exchange of money to ensure that the preliminary enquiry (PE) is closed and no criminal investigation is launched.”
(HT File)
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Updated on Oct 27, 2018 10:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hitender Rao

Behind the scenes on night CBI chief Alok Verma was divested of his powers

Central Vigilance Commisioner KV Chowdary and his two colleagues Vigilance Commissioners, Sharad Kumar and TM Bhasin took around five hours to finalise the order relieving CBI chief Alok Verma of his responsibilities, a senior govt official said.
Security personnel stand guard outside the CBI headquarters, in Bengaluru on October 26.(AP Photo)
Security personnel stand guard outside the CBI headquarters, in Bengaluru on October 26.(AP Photo)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 08:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajesh Ahuja

Self-styled godman Daati Maharaj booked for alleged rape and unnatural sex by CBI

On a complaint by a woman disciple, a case of rape and unnatural sex was filed against Daati Maharaj, his three brothers and a woman at Fatehpur Beri Police Station in South Delhi.
The CBI has booked self-styled preacher Daati Maharaj, who runs a temple in South Delhi, for allegedly raping and having unnatural sex with an inmate of his ashram, officials said Friday.(ANI Photo)
The CBI has booked self-styled preacher Daati Maharaj, who runs a temple in South Delhi, for allegedly raping and having unnatural sex with an inmate of his ashram, officials said Friday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Oct 26, 2018 04:53 PM IST
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Don’t take any major decisions: SC tells interim CBI chief Nageshwar Rao

The court directed CBI’s interim director M Nageshwar Rao not to take any major policy decisions while the Central Vigilance Commission completed its probe into the allegations of corruption against current chief Alok Verma.
M Nageshwar Rao was appointed as interim chief on Wednesday after the government divested director Alok Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana of duties amid corruption allegations against them.(PTI)
M Nageshwar Rao was appointed as interim chief on Wednesday after the government divested director Alok Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana of duties amid corruption allegations against them.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 26, 2018 01:34 PM IST
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Alok Verma is still director, says CBI ahead of Supreme Court hearing

The Centre had on Wednesday divested all responsibilities of Alok Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana amid an internal Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) feud. Asthana, who is being investigated on alleged corruption, was removed from all cases by Verma on Tuesday
Amid the ongoing crisis at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the probe agency on Thursday said Alok Verma continues to remain the director of the CBI, while Rakesh Asthana will continue as special director.(HT PHOTO)
Amid the ongoing crisis at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the probe agency on Thursday said Alok Verma continues to remain the director of the CBI, while Rakesh Asthana will continue as special director.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 26, 2018 12:14 AM IST
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In CBI vs CBI, Supreme Court’s crucial hearing on Alok Verma’s petition today

Supreme Court to consider legality of government move to sideline him. Opposition threatens stir.
CBI chief Alok Verma(HT File Photo)
CBI chief Alok Verma(HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 26, 2018 07:59 AM IST
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