The Role and Responsibilityof the Vigilance Department has been broadly divided in to two parts, which are as: -
- Preventive Vigilance
- Punitive Vigilance
- To eliminate or minimize the scope for corruption or malpractices.
- To identify the sensitive/corruption prone spots in the Organization and keep an eye on personnel posted in such areas.
- To plan and enforce surprise inspections and regular inspections to detect the system failures and existence of corruption or malpractices.
- To maintain proper surveillance on officers of doubtful integrity; and
- To ensure prompt observance of Conduct Rules relating to integrity of the Officers, like
- The Annual Property Returns;
- Gifts accepted by the officials
- Benami transactions.
- To conduct seminars to educate and create awareness among the employees so as to eradicate corruption for guiding the rules and regulations in respect of the
- Monitoring of the tenders by the IEMs (Independent External Monitors) appointed by NDMC on the recommendations of the CVC.
- To carry out surprise inspection.
Major/Minor Penalty proceedings are initiated against the delinquent officers for the following irregularities: -
- Action on the irregularities observed in the works/supply inspected by the Chief Technical Examiner.
- Action on the officers/officials found involved in malpractice, like no action taken by the officers/officials against the encroachments/unauthorized constructions on Public land.
- Irregularities involving non-payments on the rents etc. ofthe Estate Properties.
- To ensure speedy processing of vigilance cases at all stages. In regard to cases requiring consultation with the Central Vigilance Commission, a decision as to whether the case had a vigilance angle shall in every case be taken by the CVO.
- Charge-sheet, statement of imputations, lists of witness and documents etc. are carefully prepared and copies of all the documents relied upon and the statements of witnesses cited on behalfof the Disciplinary Authority are supplied wherever possible to the accused officer alongwith the charge-sheet.
- All documents required to be forwarded to the Inquiring Officer are carefully sorted out and sent promptly;
- To ensure that there is no delay in the appointment of the Inquiring Officer, and that no dilatory tactics are adopted by the accused officer or the Presenting Officer.
- To ensure that the processing of the Inquiry Officer's Reports for final orders of the Disciplinary Authority is done properly and quickly;
- To see that proper assistance is given to the C.B.I. in the investigation of cases entrusted to them or started by them on their own source of information;
- To take proper and adequate action with regard to writ petitions filed by accused officers;
- To ensure that the Central Vigilance Commission is consulted at all stages where it is to be consulted and that as far as possible, the time limits prescribed in the Vigilance Manual for various stages are adhered to;
- To ensure prompt submission of returns to the Commission;
- To review from time to time the existing arrangements for vigilance work assigned to subordinate officers and to see if they are adequate to ensure expeditious and effective disposal of vigilance work;
- To ensure that cases against the public servants on the verge of retirement do not lapse due to time-limit for reasons such as misplacement of files etc. and that the orders passed in the cases of retiring officers are implemented in time; and
- To ensure that the period from the date of serving a chargesheet in a disciplinary case to the submission of the report.