GOVT. OF INDIA RESOLUTION ON PUBLIC INTEREST DISCLOSURE AND PROTECTION OF INFORMER.
- The Government of India has authorized the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) as the ‘Designated Agency’ to receive written complaints for disclosure of any allegation of corruption or misuse of office and recommend appropriate action.
- The jurisdiction of the Commission in this regard would be restricted to any employee of the Central Government or any Corporation established by or under any Central Act, Government Companies, Societies or local authorities owned or controlled by the Central Government. Personnel employed by the State Government and activities of the State Government or its Corporations, etc., will not come under the purview of the Commission.
- In this regard, the Commission, which will accept such complaints, has the responsibility of keeping the identity of the complainant secret. Hence, it is informed to the general public that any complaint, which is to be made under this resolution, should comply with the following aspects:
- The complaint should be in closed/secured envelope.
- The envelope should be addressed to Secretary, Central Vigilance Commission and should be superscribed “Complaint under the Public Interest Disclosure”.
- If the envelope is not superscribed and closed, it will not be possible for the Commission to protect the complainant under the above resolution and the complaint will be dealt with as per the normal complaint policy of the Commission. The complainant should give his/her name and address in the beginning or end of complaint or in an attached letter.
- Commission will not entertain anonymous/pseudonymous complaints.
- The text of the complaint should be carefully drafted so as not to give any details of clue as to his/her identity. However, the details of the complaint should specific and verifiable.
- In order to protect identity of the person, the Commission will not issue any acknowledgement and the whistle-blowers are advised not to enter into any further correspondence with the Commission in their own interest. The Commission assures that, subject to the facts of the case being verifiable, it will take the necessary action, as provided under the Government of India Resolution mentioned above. If any further clarification is required, the Commission will get in touch with the complainant.
- The commission can also take action against complainants making motivated/vexatious complaints under this Resolution.
A copy of the detailed notification is available on the web-site of the Commissionhttp://www.cvc.nic.in