LODGING  A   COMPLAINT

Frequently asked Questions

  1. Can a common man lodge a complaint with the Directorate Of Vigilance?
  2. What  modes of complaints does the Directorate Of Vigilance accept?
  3. Is it correct that the complaints on corruption can be lodged only with the Directorate Of Vigilance?
  4. Who can lodge a complaint and how ?
  5. What does the Directorate Of Vigilance do with the complaints it receives?
  6. What does departmental disciplinary action mean?
  7. What is the role of the Anti-Corruption Branch?
  8. What is the role of the Technical Cell?
  9. What one should do if a bribe is demanded from him?

1. Can a common man lodge a complaint with Directorate Of Vigilance?

Yes, the common man can lodge a complaint to the Directorate of Vigilance. In fact, Directorate of Vigilance welcomes the initiative from the public in giving information about the corruption and irregularities being indulged in ,by Government/public servants. Incidentally, the complaints from the general public form main source of information and help the Govt.in fighting corruption and providing a clean and effective administration. The Govt.would like participation of general public in implementing the concept of zero tolerance in corruption.

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2. What  modes of complaints does the Directorate Of Vigilance accept?

The Directorate of Vigilance does not accept complaints which are anonymous/pseudonymous in nature. The signed complaints can be sent through post, fax or can be handed over personally. In fact, one can lodge a complaint through this website .

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3. Is it correct that the complaints on corruption can be lodged only with the Directorate Of Vigilance?

No, complaints on corruption can be lodged with the Vigilance Officers of respective Departments and Heads of Department/Organization too.

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4. Who can lodge a complaint and how?

The Fight against corruption cannot be started, let alone won, without the active and meaningful support of the public at large. The Directorate of Vigilance invites the co-operation of all right thinking people in their efforts to eliminate this scourge. Any member of the public can lodge a complaint with the Directorate of Vigilance regarding malpractices, misconduct or corruption in public services involving officials of State Government Ministries, Departments, Public Sector Undertakings, Corporations and Societies established by or under any State Act, Government companies, societies and other local authorities, owned or controlled by the State Government may be sent directly to the Directorate of Vigilance. All complaints sent by post to the Directorate of Vigilance have to be signed and should contain the name and complete address of the complainant.

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5. What does the Directorate Of Vigilance do with the complaints it receives?

Directorate of Vigilance investigates the complaints and takes disciplinary/criminal action against the delinquent government servant. It also takes cognizance of the complaint against public servants under the prevention of corruption act 1988.

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6. What does the departmental disciplinary action mean?

Departmental disciplinary action is  a series of procedures in which a departmental inquiry is conducted, just like the way the Courts conduct, in which sufficient opportunity is given to the suspected public servant to prove his innocence.The inquiry report is submitted by the Inquiry Officer, which forms the basis for award of punishment to the guilty.

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7. What is the role of the Anti-Corruption Branch?

The Anti-Corruption Branch investigates cases of corruption against Govt./public servants. It also takes up investigation of assets disproportionate to sources of income.

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8. What is the role of the Technical Cell?

The Technical Cell examines works executed by various agencies and brings out irregularities and instances of corruption in the works.

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9. What one should do if a bribe is demanded from him?

In case a person comes across a situation where bribe is demanded from him, he should immediately contact Anti-Corruption Branch in confidence and lodge a complaint there. ACB will take strict and immediate action. The public is requested to bring such cases of demand of bribe to the notice of Anti-Corruption Branch and help it to eradicate the corruption. In the ACB, one may approach Supdt. of Police.

 

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