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Functions of Vigilance

List of functions & responsibilities of Vigilance functionaries, as the sphere of Vigilance is ever-evolving. An indicative list is as under:

  • Undertake prompt investigation of authenticated complaints
  • Carry out checks, with follow-up investigations, on serious cases of irregularities, based on source information.
  • Ensure speedy processing of Vigilance cases at all stages. Undertake regular review of these cases.
  • Ensure that charge sheets are prepared accurately, without any loopholes, and relevant documents are carefully sorted out and sent promptly to the Inquiry Officer.
  • Ensure prompt appointment of the Presenting Officer (PO) and the Inquiry Officer (IO) for DAR inquiries.
  • Ensure that DAR inquiries are conducted expeditiously by Inquiry Officers, who are under the administrative control of SDGMs.
  • Process the IO’s report properly and expeditiously for obtaining final orders of the Disciplinary Authority.
  • Maintain close liaison with CVC, CBI and the Department of Personnel.
  • Ensure that proper assistance is given to CBI for investigation of cases.
  • Undertake review of existing rules & procedures, with a view to plug loopholes and suggest systemic improvements to curb corruption.
  • Arrange regular and surprise inspections at sensitive work units, which are susceptible to corruption.
  • Monitor adherence to aspects of Conduct Rules relating to integrity.
  • Disseminate awareness about Vigilance/ Vigilance Education, through Vigilance bulletins, seminars, workshops, lectures, etc.

The above list is not exhaustive.

Source : Southern Railway Welcomes You CMS Team Last Reviewed : 12-04-2021  

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