CENTRAL VIGILANCE COMMISSION (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Polity)

News-CRUX-10     3rd November 2023        
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Context: The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) recently organized a panel discussion on "Disciplinary Proceedings" in New Delhi as part of Vigilance Awareness Week 2023.


Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)

  • About: It is an apex Integrity Institution, possessing full independence and autonomy in its operations.
  • Establishment: As a result of the Government of India's Resolution, based on the recommendations of the Committee on Prevention of Corruption, led by Shri K. Santhanam in 1964.
  • Statutory Status: The CVC gained its statutory status through the CVC Act of 2003.
  • Composition: Central Vigilance Commissioner (Chairperson) and not more than two Vigilance Commissioners (Members).
  • Organization: The CVC has its own Secretariat, the Chief Technical Examiners' Wing (CTE), and a wing of Commissioners for Departmental Inquiries (CDI). 
  • Appointment: By the President on the recommendations of a Committee consisting of the Prime Minister (Chairperson), the Minister of Home Affairs, and the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha.
  • Term: The chairperson and the members are four years from the date on which they enter their office or till they attain the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.
  • Removal: The President can remove the chairperson or any other member from the office.
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