The Adviser to the Administrator, Chandigarh Administration is the Chief Vigilance Officer of U.T., Chandigarh. He provides the link between various offices of U.T. Administration and the Central Vigilance Commission/Central Bureau of Investigation. The main functions are divided into three parts viz :

  • Preventive Vigilance
  • Punitive Vigilance
  • Surveillance and Detection

The Office of the Officer on Special Duty (Vigilance), U.T. Chandigarh has been declared a Police Station, having its jurisdiction within whole of the U.T., Chandigarh, for the purpose of the offences mentioned in the Schedule of the aforesaid notification.

The Officer on Special Duty (Vigilance) in the rank of DSP is empowered under Section 17 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 to investigate any offence punishable under the above Act without the order of a Magistrate of the 1st Class or make any arrest therefore without a warrant. Similar powers of investigation have also been conferred upon the Inspectors of Police posted in the Vigilance Cell.

The Vigilance Cell, Chandigarh also conducts enquiries in respect of employees of U.T., Chandigarh, including Boards/Corporations which are functioning under the Administrative control of Chandigarh as entrusted by the CVO, Chandigarh. Such inquiry reports are submitted by the Vigilance Cell, Chandigarh to the CVO, for further action.

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