Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Administrative Vigilance Division
Chief Vigilance Officers(Central P.S.Us)

PERMANENT ABSORPTION OF OFFICERS APPOINTED AS CHIEF VIGILANCE OFFICERS IN PUBLIC SECTOR UNDERTAKINGS.

Once a Chief Vigilance Officer has worked in a particular Organisation, he should not be posted as CVO in the same Organisation. This aims at ensuring that an officer appointed as CVO in an Organisation is able to inspire confidence that in deciding vigilance cases, he will not be hampered by any past association with the organisation. The appointment of an outsider CVO also ensures objectivity in dealing with vigilance cases. It has also been observed that if any assurance is extended to an outsider CVO for permanent absorption, there is distinct possibility, that it would impair his objectivity in deciding vigilance cases and would negate the very purpose of appointing outsider CVOs. Keeping in view the above policy guidelines, an outsider officer appointed as CVO in any Central Public Undertaking shall not be permanently absorbed in the same organisation on expiry or in continuation of his tenure as CVO in that organisation.

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