STATE TIMES NEWS
NEW DELHI: Newly appointed Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) of India, Suresh N. Patel called on Union Minister, Dr Jitendra Singh, and briefed him about constantly declining case pendency in recent years.
The CVC was later also joined by the two Vigilance Commissioners, Arvind Kumar and Praveen Kumar Srivastava, who submitted detailed data substantiating timely disposal of disciplinary actions against employees of the Central Government.
Citing figures, CVC Patel informed Dr Jitendra that the pendency of 2,099 disciplinary matters for the period prior to December 2018 had been reduced to 227 by June 30, 2022 due to a special campaign initiated by the Commission in 2020.
Similarly, overall outstanding disciplinary matters which on an average as on December 2019 used to be around 5,000 at a given point of time has come down drastically in the range of 1,700 now due to cooperation of the authorities at different levels.
Dr Jitendra said, by appointing CVC and two Vigilance Commissioners as mandated under law in the first week of this month itself, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent out a message of policy of zero tolerance for corruption.
Dr Jitendra lauded the special efforts of the Commission and said that this has brought positivity amongst the Government employees which shall encourage them to take decisions in the interest of the organisation while following procedures without any fear of unwarranted disciplinary action.
Also, the timely disciplinary action would work as a deterrent for those whose intentions / actions may not be in the interest of the Organisation and deserve to be punished, the Minister pointed out.