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The CVC has said that the guidelines issued by the Centre in 2007 pertaining to vigilance clearance are not being followed by the cadre controlling authorities. (ANI photo)

Decide vigilance clearance for All India Services officers within 3 months: CVC

By Neeraj Chauhan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 09:17 AM IST
  • The apex vigilance body said that the cadre controlling authorities must strictly adhere to the guidelines before approaching it for vigilance clearance.
Representational Image.(HT archive)
Representational Image.(HT archive)

File your property returns or face disciplinary action, CVC tells government officials

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 04:36 PM IST
The apex vigilance body has warned of disciplinary action against officials if they do not complete the exercise by November 30, people familiar with the development said
Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlining that his government has worked tirelessly for removing corruption from the country.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlining that his government has worked tirelessly for removing corruption from the country.(PTI)

No tolerance for corruption, no place for middlemen in new India: PM Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 11:35 PM IST
PM Modi asked the citizens to play the role of “equal partners” in the fight against corruption.
In a letter dated June 25, Wipro had said it was disappointed with the “quality and the objectivity of the evaluation process” and alleged that the HPE bid had many gaps and shortcomings.(Getty Images (Representative Image))
In a letter dated June 25, Wipro had said it was disappointed with the “quality and the objectivity of the evaluation process” and alleged that the HPE bid had many gaps and shortcomings.(Getty Images (Representative Image))

Fair, transparent process followed in MSIP bid: UIDAI on charges by tech companies

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2020 02:13 PM IST
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had floated a tender for contracting a managed services infrastructure provider.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 10:43 PM IST
The apex vigilance body said a major share of complaints against public servants are vague, unverifiable and made to harass.
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CVC asks CVOs to complete disciplinary proceedings through video-conferencing to avoid delays

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2020 08:43 AM IST
The directive has been issued because of the unprecedented raging coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak that has prompted a strict compliance with maintaining social distancing norms
The Congress alleges that there has been a scam in the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) to fight teh Covid-19 pandemic in Odisha.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
The Congress alleges that there has been a scam in the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) to fight teh Covid-19 pandemic in Odisha.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)

Odisha Congress to move CVC, Lokayukta over ‘PPE scam’ amid Covid-19 pandemic

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 11:18 PM IST
The Congress claims that Odisha bought masks for use by Covid-19 warriors at much higher prices than other states from a Tamil Nadu-based company .
Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), Sanjay Kothari(ANI file photo)
Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), Sanjay Kothari(ANI file photo)

Don’t wait for last leg of service to probe govt officials: CVC directive

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 04:51 AM IST
Chief Vigilance Commissioner, Sanjay Kothari has instructed all ministries and government departments to conduct internal investigations or disciplinary proceedings against public servants much before they are due to retire.
Congress on Wednesday termed “illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional” the process adopted for selecting the next chief vigilance commissioner (CVC) and vigilance commissioner
Congress on Wednesday termed “illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional” the process adopted for selecting the next chief vigilance commissioner (CVC) and vigilance commissioner

Cong calls process of appointment of CVC ‘illegal’, seeks withdrawal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 01:18 AM IST
At a meeting of the selection committee on Tuesday, the Congress’ leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury raised objections over the procedure.
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury speaks to mediapersons during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, on February 3.(PTI Photo)
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury speaks to mediapersons during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, on February 3.(PTI Photo)

At PM-led meet to select new CIC and CVC, Congress raises objection

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 11:01 AM IST
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury did not object to the names and did not have any formal dissent note but objected to the procedural formalities.
Government has constituted a five-member Advisory Board to vet all alleged frauds of a magnitude of at least Rs 50 crore in state-run banks and public financial institutions. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Government has constituted a five-member Advisory Board to vet all alleged frauds of a magnitude of at least Rs 50 crore in state-run banks and public financial institutions. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Govt sets up board to examine bank frauds of at least Rs 50 crore before agencies step in

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 03:29 AM IST
The formation of the board was announced in an order issued by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on Wednesday.
Indian Ambassador to Austria Renu Pall. (Photo @IndiainAustria)
Indian Ambassador to Austria Renu Pall. (Photo @IndiainAustria)

Indian envoy who rented house for Rs 15 lakh a month recalled

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 05:32 PM IST
Official sources said the diplomat had been “fraudulently claiming the VAT refunds and misrepresenting facts in various permissions” granted by the government.
According to CII, state-owned firms should be subjected to governance standards on par with private players
According to CII, state-owned firms should be subjected to governance standards on par with private players

PSUs must be subjected to governance norms on par with private firms:CII

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2019 04:11 PM IST
The suggestion is part of the Competitiveness Model developed by CII Research comprising six key elements to enable central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) to compete successfully in the global marketplace.
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)

CVC warns govt officials against disciplinary plaints close to retirement

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 06:28 AM IST
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.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi during Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on May 25.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi during Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on May 25.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Rahul Gandhi sticks to exit decision, leaves succession plan to Congress

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 03:30 PM IST
He is not the person to take a decision on his successor, Gandhi told reporters when asked who will succeed him as Congress president.
The CBI’s move comes three months after Verma was removed as CBI Director by the selection panel in a 2-1 decision on January 10.(HT PHOTO)
The CBI’s move comes three months after Verma was removed as CBI Director by the selection panel in a 2-1 decision on January 10.(HT PHOTO)

CBI set to probe smuggling case from Alok Verma’s tenure as chief

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2019 07:06 AM IST
Alok Verma was asked to take over as Director General, Fire Services, but refused to, saying he had already reached the age of retirement in the course of his term at CBI.
Praveen Sinha appointed CBI additional director(AFP Photo)
Praveen Sinha appointed CBI additional director(AFP Photo)

Praveen Sinha appointed CBI additional director

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2019 11:58 PM IST
When Sinha was promoted as ADG, he was designated as “in-charge” additional director pending clearance from the CVC. Following clearance, Sinha has been formally promoted.
The Central Vigilance Commission’s (CVC’s) November report to the Supreme Court on allegations of corruption against ousted Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Alok Verma is a mixed bag.(PTI File Photo)
The Central Vigilance Commission’s (CVC’s) November report to the Supreme Court on allegations of corruption against ousted Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Alok Verma is a mixed bag.(PTI File Photo)

What the CVC said in its report on ousted CBI chief Alok Verma

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 01:12 PM IST
An internecine fight between ousted Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Alok Verma and his deputy, Rakesh Asthana, has rocked the agency over the past few months. On the intervening night of October 23 and 24, the government divested both of their powers and sent them on forced leave.
Former CBI chief Alok Verma arrives at CBI headquarters in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Former CBI chief Alok Verma arrives at CBI headquarters in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

Sacked CBI chief Alok Verma refuses to join new post, says process turned ‘upside down’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 11:11 PM IST
Alok Verma and his deputy, CBI special director Rakesh Asthana, were both divested of their powers and sent on leave by the government on the advice of the CVC after an internecine feud between the two men played out in public, roiling the agency.
In his petition, Rakesh Asthana had challenged the FIR saying it was motivated at the behest of Verma.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
In his petition, Rakesh Asthana had challenged the FIR saying it was motivated at the behest of Verma.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

Delhi high court refuses to cancel bribery case against CBI No. 2 Rakesh Asthana

Hindustan Times | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2019 07:27 AM IST
In his petition, Asthana had challenged the FIR saying it was motivated at the behest of Verma.
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in its inquiry report recommended a criminal probe against(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in its inquiry report recommended a criminal probe against(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Alok Verma, who lost CBI chief’s job, should face criminal probe: CVC report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajesh Ahuja
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 12:18 AM IST
The Chief Vigilance Commissioner KV Chowdary and two vigilance commissioners, Sharad Kumar and TM Bhasin, also said in their report that Alok Verma tried to induct “tainted” officials in the agency despite adverse reports from his own officials.
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)

The SC judgment is a good starting point to remake CBI

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2019 05:58 PM IST
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
The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside the government’s order sending CBI director Alok Verma on forced leave and reinstated his powers(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside the government’s order sending CBI director Alok Verma on forced leave and reinstated his powers(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

‘Head must be role model’: SC in major order on Alok Verma reinstatement

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2019 05:06 PM IST
In its order, the Supreme Court referred to the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act (DSPE Act), which governs the appointment of the CBI director.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 12:09 PM IST
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.
Central Bureau of Investigation Chief Alok Verma at Supreme Court in New Delhi.(PTI)
Central Bureau of Investigation Chief Alok Verma at Supreme Court in New Delhi.(PTI)

I’m CBI director only on my visiting card, Alok Verma in Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 01:11 AM IST
The Centre told the judges on Wednesday that it had acted well within its jurisdiction and didn’t have much of a choice, saying the two officers were fighting like “cats.”
CBI chief Alok Verma has challenged the grounds on which he was sidelined and said the move was “patently illegal” and an attempt to undermine the federal agency’s independence.(Ravi Choudhary/HT file photo)
CBI chief Alok Verma has challenged the grounds on which he was sidelined and said the move was “patently illegal” and an attempt to undermine the federal agency’s independence.(Ravi Choudhary/HT file photo)

Govt cannot shift CBI chief without nod of appointment panel: Alok Verma to Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashok Bagriya
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2018 01:53 PM IST
The Supreme Court was hearing petitions challenging the government order to divest CBI chief of all administrative powers
Alok Verma at CBI headquarters in New Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
Alok Verma at CBI headquarters in New Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)

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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2018 05:02 PM IST
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 had approached the Supreme Court challenging the Centre’s decision to divest him of his duties and sending him on leave following his feud with special CBI director Rakesh Asthana.(Ravi Choudhary/HT File Photo)
Alok Verma had approached the Supreme Court challenging the Centre’s decision to divest him of his duties and sending him on leave following his feud with special CBI director Rakesh Asthana.(Ravi Choudhary/HT File Photo)

CBI director Alok Verma files response to CVC probe report in Supreme Court

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 03:08 PM IST
CBI director Alok Kumar Verma on Monday filed in the Supreme Court his response on findings of the CVC’s preliminary probe report on corruption charges against him in a sealed cover.
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)

Supreme Court asks Alok Verma to file response “as quickly as possible” to CVC report

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 01:57 PM IST
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 Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has been “very complimentary” on some charges levelled against Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Alok Verma by his deputy Rakesh Asthana and “very uncomplimentary” on some, the Supreme Court noted on Friday, indicating that the top vigilance watchdog has not given a clean chit yet to the head of the India’s premier investigating agency.(PTI)
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has been “very complimentary” on some charges levelled against Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Alok Verma by his deputy Rakesh Asthana and “very uncomplimentary” on some, the Supreme Court noted on Friday, indicating that the top vigilance watchdog has not given a clean chit yet to the head of the India’s premier investigating agency.(PTI)

Mixed findings, says Supreme Court on vigilance report against CBI No. 1 Alok Verma

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2018 11:10 PM IST
The bench, comprising chief justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi and justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and KM Joseph, ordered that a copy of the report be handed over to Verma, whom it asked to file a response in a sealed envelope by 1pm on Monday.
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