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Vigilance

Vigilance

Administrative Vigilance Unit functions under a part time vigilance Officer appointed in the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation to assist the Head of the Department in vigilance matters.Presently, Joint Secretary has been appointed/designated as Chief Vigilance Officer to ensure a clean and corruption free environment through surveillance, preventive and punitive measures. As in-charge of vigilance Unit, he is the nodal officer to coordinate and monitor action on complaints and allegations of corruption. The channel of submission and the level at which decisions for different items of vigilance work are finalized, are as indicated below :

The channel of submission and the level at which decisions for different items of vigilance work are finalized
S. No. Items of work Channel of Submission Level of final disposal
1 Complaints and disciplinary proceedings against officers and
members of staff under the vigilance jurisdiction of the
Department.
Group A officers
Group B, C & D Officers
US/Dir/CVO/Secretary
US/Dir/CVO
AM
Respective Disciplinary
Authority
2 Appeals Review/Revision Petitions
Gr.A officers
Gr.B, C & D officers
US/Dir/CVO/Secretary
US/Dir/CVO
AM
Respective Appellate
Review/Revision Authority
3 Vigilance clearances
(i) Gazetted Officials
(beyond GP Rs.Rs.8700/- and officers of the level of JS/AS/SS )

(beyond GP Rs.6600/upto Rs.8700/-)

(upto GP.Rs.6600/-)
(ii) Non-Gazetted Officials
upto GP Rs. 4600/-
(c)Involving Disciplinary proceeding cases

SO/US/DS/CVO

SO/US/DS

SO/US

SO
SO/US/DS

Secretary

CVO

DS/Director

US

CVO

4 Coordination Work SO/US/DS CVO
5 Statistical returns to DOPT/CVC/CBI/PMO SO/US/DS CVO
6 Vigilance inspections of attached /subordinate offices SO/US/DS CVO
7 Preventive Vigilance SO/US/DS CVO

Organizational set up in the Chief Vigilance Office:

He is primarily responsible for the enforcement of anti-corruption measures of the Government of India in the Department and for implementation of the instructions/ guidance issued by the Central Vigilance Commission, New Delhi for the maintenance of integrity in the public services. As per the provisions envisaged in the Vigilance Manual, the petitions/complaints/the source reports sent by the Central Vigilance Commission, New Delhi, any member of the public, junior officials of the staff, press reports, proceedings of Parliament, audit reports, Stock Verification Reports, surprise inspections, scrutiny of annual property returns, intelligence reports etc. are examined with due care at the Level of Senior Officers of the Department. It is then sent to the appropriate authorities for getting their comments or for launching preliminary enquiries. In case prima facie case is made out, appropriate action, either disciplinary or legal proceedings is initiated against the charged Government servant with the approval of Competent Authorities and with the advice of the Central Vigilance Commission, as the case may be.

Organisational set up under the Chief Vigilance Officer:
Sr.No. Designation Sanctioned Strength In position
1 Director/Deputy Secretary 1 1
2 Under Secretary 1 1
3 Section Officer 1 2
4 Assistant 2 2
5 LDC/UDC 2 1
Complaints/Disciplinary cases received/disposed during the last 3 years in Administrative Vigilance Unit(Deptt. of Agriculture & Cooperation)
Year Opening balance Received during the year Total Disposed during the year Closing Balance
2010 53 66 119 54 65
2011 65 73 138 53 85
2012 85 74 159 59 100
2013 100 92 192 93 99
2014 99 99 198 93 105
Disciplinary Proceedings
Year Opening balance Received during the year Total Disposed during the year Closing Balance
2010 13 1 14 4 10
2011 10 7 17 3 14
2012 14 12 26 4 22
2013 22 0 22 7 15
2014 15 0 15 3 12
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