It can refer CVC plaints of Group C, D staff

It can refer CVC plaints of Group C, D staff

The Lokpal can refer these complaints against the government employees to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). The Bill, however, leaves it to the CVC to probe the allegations in accordance with the provisions of the Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003.

According to the new Bill, which the Minister for State for Personnel, Public Grievance and Pension, V Narayansamy, introduced in the Lok Sabha, the proposed Lokpal could receive complaints against all categories of government officials and refer them to the CVC.
However, the CVC would have to send back to the Lokpal reports of the preliminary enquiries against Group A and B categories of officials only.

In case of allegations being referred to it by the proposed panel of ombudsman against Group C and D categories, the CVC will proceed in accordance with the CVC Act, 2003. The Bill, however, provides for a reporting and review mechanism by Lokpal over the CVC.
The CVC will have to send reports to the Lokpal on its actions relating to the complaints referred to it by the proposed institution of ombudsman.

Empowering the proposed Lokpal to probe graft-allegations against the Group C and D categories of government employees has been a contentious issue, with Anna Hazare and his aides as well as the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and several other opposition parties insisting on it.

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