Vigilance Department has asked the government Departments and organizations to appoint Chief Vigilance Officer.

Chandigarh November 28: The Haryana Vigilance Department has asked the government Departments and organizations to appoint officer of appropriate level as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO), preferably immediately below the Head of the Department. Besides, the names of CVOs, address and mobile number be placed on the official website of the respective department or organization and an intimation be sent in this regard within three days.
While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Vigilance Department said that this intimation could be sent to the Department through email at usvigilance@hry.nic.inas well as by hard copy. A workshop of CVOs would be organised in the month of December 2017, he added.
He said that it has come to the notice that some Departments have appointed very low rank officers as CVO, which renders the fight against corruption ineffective. In Engineering Departments, where construction or technical matters are being handled, technical persons should be appointed as CVOs.
The spokesman said that it has also been asked that the vigilance enquiries or complaints referred by the Vigilance Department and the complaints received in the Department or Organisation relating to corruption be supplied to this Department on quarterly basis in a prescribed proforma. The quarterly returns should be provided to the Vigilance Department with effect from the quarter ending December 2017.
He said that all the Departments would ensure that the names of CVOs are displayed permanently at the entrance of the office building and CVO’s office and the same should be complied by December 15, 2017. All the Administrative Secretaries, Head of the Departments, Commissioners of Ambala, Hisar, Gurugram, Karnal, Faridabad and Rohtak Divisions, all the Deputy Commissioners in the State and Managing Directors, Chief Administrators of all Boards and Corporations in the State have been asked to ensure the compliance of these instructions, he further added.

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