Procedure followed in the decision Making Process including channels of Supervision and Accountability

Authority for taking up Enquiries/ Investigations

                Enquiries and investigations of regular  criminal cases, including traps, are taken up by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, in accordance with the following orders only:-

(i) Preliminary Enquiries  against Government Servants falling under Groups A,B,C and D ( excepting Members of   All- India Services, District Collectors  and Heads of Departments) are taken  up on the orders of the Director of Vigilance  and Anti-Corruption,

(ii)  Detailed Enquiries against Government  Servants falling under Groups  C and D are taken up on the  orders of the Director  of Vigilance and   Anti-Corruption.

(iii) Detailed Enquiries against  Government Servants falling under Groups A and B (excepting Members of All-India  Services, District Collectors and Heads of Departments) are taken up only with the concurrence of the Vigilance  Commissioner;                          

(iv) Regular Cases  other  than Trap  Cases  are registered  against Government  Servants  falling under Groups A,B,C or D ( excepting  members of All India  Services, District Collectors and Heads of Departments)  only with the prior  permission of the Vigilance Commissioner, provided  that where a Magistrate  orders investigation under  Section 156 (3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure  1973, no such prior permission  of the Vigilance Commissioner is   obtained; 

(v) Trap cases  against Government  Servants falling  under Groups C and D are organized  on the orders  on  the Superintendents of Police in the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-corruption;    

(vi)  Trap cases against  Government Servants falling  under  Groups A and B ( excepting Members of All-India  Services, District  Collectors  and Heads  of Departments) are  organized  on the orders of the Director  of Vigilance and  anti-Corruption obtained through the Joint/ Deputy Director of Vigilance and Anti- Corruption or direct; 
(vii) In respect of Members  of All-India  Services,  District Collectors,  Heads of Departments and Managing Directors/ Chief Executives of  Statutory Bodies, Corporations and Stats  owned  Companies, the following  procedure are followed.                    

(a)  the Director of Vigilance and anti-Corruption does not start  a preliminary Enquiry, unless specifically authorized by the Government, in consultation  with  the Vigilance Commissioner;                     

(b)  the government may order Detailed  Enquiries, grant  permission to register  criminal cases  and trap cases;     

(c)  the Vigilance Commissioner may also  give concurrence  for Detailed Enquiry, on the basis of Preliminary Enquiry reports.

               The procedure  in respect of Government Servants falling under Groups A and B shall be followed   in the case of employees   of Statutory  Bodies,  Corporations and State  owned  Companies  whose starting pay is Rs. 5,500/- and above per month and the procedure in respect of Government  Servants  falling under Groups  C and D shall be followed  in the case of   such employees whose  starting  pay is below  Rs.5,500/- per month.                       

Registration of Enquiries/ Cases against Public Servants who are retired from Service- Orders of Government or Concurrence  of Vigilance  Commissioner-Obtaining  of

               In respect of Public Servants who retired from service   prior permission  of Vigilance Commissioner for taking up a Preliminary /Enquiry Detailed enquiry or  Regular Case  irrespective of  the   Group to which  they belonged while  in Service  should  be obtained only if the delinquency committed by the Accused Officer is within 4 years.

              Inspection of Detachment Offices of Directorate of Vigilance and  Anti-Corruption         

              Range Superintendents of Police in the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption will inspect their Detachments in the Districts once a year.  The inspections will be spread out evenly in a year.

              Annual Inspections should be for the financial year i.e. from 1st April to 31st March of the next year and they should be completed by the end of February every year.

             Range Superintendent of Police will draw up in the month of February each year a programme of inspections of all Detachments including Special Units, if any in their charge, for the financial year commencing from 1st April of the year to 31st March of the following year, and put up the same through the Joint / Deputy Director to the Director, Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, for his approval. 

              Each inspection notes should specifically mention whether instructions left by officers during the previous visits/inspections have been carried out.  The Inspection Notes should be put up to the Director through Joint/Deputy Director, soon after the inspection is over.

           Compliance with instructions in the Inspection Notes should be reported to the Joint / Deputy Director within 15 days of receipt of the notes in the Detachments.

            The Joint / Deputy Director, Vigilance and Anti-Corruption  will inspect some Detachments of each Range every year.