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Role of CVC in enhancing corruption free governance in India- A critical

study.
The main purpose for which this important body had been established was to ensure
all sorts of corruptions in government sector could be well prevented and The main
purpose for which this important body had been established was to ensure all sorts
of corruptions in government sector could be well prevented and addressed
minutely.

It is an autonomous body, responsible for monitoring all vigilance activities under the
union government.

Its major role is to recommend government agencies in “planning, executing,


reviewing and reforming” their vigilance capability.

Central Government of India formed CVC in the year 1964 as an important body that
could take into account the measures and steps to prevent all the corruptions
especially the governmental ones for a better system and governance.

CVC has been given several powers including its status to work independently as a
major sovereign body which remains free from any type of control from the
authorities.

CVC came into existence after the reports submitted by Committee on Prevention of
Corruption whose chairperson Mr. K. Santhanam had suggested for the formation of
this Commission. Mr. Nittoor Srinivasa Rau was appointed as first Chief Vigilance
Commissioner of India.

It must be informed that Central Vigilance Commission is not an investigating


agency. It operates in coalition with the CBI or the Departmental Chief Vigilance
Officers. The only search that Central Vigilance Commission conducts is that of
investigating Civil Works of the government, which is done through the Chief
Technical Officer.

Before Central Vigilance Commission can take up investigations into corruption cases
against government officials, it has to be approved by the government. The Central
Vigilance Commission also publishes list of corrupt officials and recommends
punitive action against them.

Ritik Sharma (17040142049)

BBA.LLB (2017-22) 4th Semester