Vigilance

Dealing with the Complaints

The following are the nature of complaints received in this department.

  • Signed complaints
  • Anonymous Complaints
  • Pseudonymous complaints
  • Source information

The complaints viz. Signed/Anonymous/pseudonymous complaint/source information received in this department are usually processed and submitted to the Chief Vigilance Officer for orders. Further course of action is taken based on the verifiable nature of the complaint and on the orders of the Chief Vigilance Officer.

The complaints which are not specific or verifiable in nature will be filed after obtaining the orders of the Chief Vigilance Officer. If the same contains any verifiable information/event, those complaints would be referred to the Superintendent of Police, Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Police, Unit, U.T. Chandigarh for enquiry and report. The report of the Superintendent of Police which does not substantiate any of the allegations leveled in the complaint, the action on the complaint would be treated as closed. Before such closure, the category of the officials involved in the complaint has to be looked into. If any Group "A" and "B" official is involved in the complaint, then the matter has to be referred to the Central Vigilance Commission, New Delhi and their advice for closure has to be obtained. Only on receipt of the advice from Central Vigilance Commission the action taken on the complaint will end.

If the report of the Superintendent of Police, Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Police Unit reveals prima facie/substantiates any of the allegations leveled in the complaint in which any Group 'A' and 'B' official is found involved, along with other 'C' and 'D' after obtaining orders of the Lt. Governor (Since the Lt. Governor is the Disciplinary Authority in respect of all the Group 'A' and 'B' Officials), the matter would be referred to the Central Vigilance Commission for advice. After the advice of CVO is received, the Administrative Secretary concerned is being requested to cause necessary disciplinary proceeding against the officials involved.

On conclusion of the inquiry by the Inquiry Officer, but before issue of final order, the matter has to be again referred to the Central Vigilance Commission for second stage advice and according to the advice tendered by the Central Vigilance Commission the action pursued on the complaint would be rested.

As far as the complaints containing allegations against Group 'C' and 'D' officials are concerned, the further course of action regarding initiation of disciplinary proceedings/closure of action would be ordered at the level of Chief Vigilance officer, U.T. Chandigarh. These cases need not be sent to the Central Vigilance Commission for advice.

Procedure for lodging complaints with the CVO, UT Chandigarh

Please follow the guidelines and act strictly according to the procedure.

Complaint can be lodged only against officials belonging to the organizations over which CVO, U.T. Chandigarh has jurisdiction namely :

  • Chandigarh Administration Ministries/Departments
  • Chandigarh Administration Public Sector Undertakings
  • Co-Op. Organisations
  • Autonomous organizations of Government of Chandigarh
  • Local Bodies.

The CVO has no jurisdiction over private individuals and other State/Central Governments. Therefore please do not lodge complaints against officials of these organizations.

  • Complaints must be brief and contain factual details, verifiable facts and related matters. They should not be vague or contain absurd allegations and sweeping statements since these are liable to be filed.
  • Please ensure that the complaint is addressed directly to the Chief Vigilance Officer.
  • The complaint will generally be acknowledged by the CVO but it is not possible to keep the complainant up dated with the status of the case. However the complaints are followed by the CVO to its logical conclusion.
  • The public lodging complaints are also advised not to continue corresponding on the same subject after receiving the acknowledgement from the CVO.