Committee of Experts on corruption charges under CVC to be constituted

Highlights: 

  • The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has invited applications for constituting Committee of Experts on corruption charges. 
  • The panel will scrutinise requests from ministries and departments for review of its advice on prosecuting officers facing charges.
  • Persons fulfilling eligibility conditions have been asked to submit applications by January 19.
  • The CVC is mandated to tender advice in respect of officers in cases where investigating agencies seek sanction for their prosecution under the Prevention of Corruption Act. 
  • Sometimes, the department/ministry concerned refers the cases back to the CVC for reconsideration.
  • Hence, to examine such proposals and to assist the CVC in arriving at a conclusion, the expert committee is being constituted on the guidelines issued by the Department of Personnel and Training.