Governor writes to Chief Minister regarding action on SVCís reports

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Jammu, February 17: Governor N. N. Vohra in a letter to the Chief Minister Ms. Mehbooba Mufti has noted with regret that for the past several years there has been continuing failure in timely action being taken on the reports furnished by the State Vigilance Commission (SVC). He has also observed that no action has so far been taken on the recommendations made by the SVC regarding amendments to the provisions of the Vigilance Commission Act, 2011.


Governor has suggested an urgent review meeting at the Chief Ministerís level and directions being issued to all Ministers and Administrative Secretaries to ensure that all reports/recommendations of SVC are dealt with without any delay whatsoever.

Governor noted that the SVC was established with the essential objective of promoting honest functioning of the administrative apparatus and it is of vital importance to ensure transparency and accountability in the functioning of the governmental machinery and to promptly bring to book all those who indulge in dishonest practices. In this context, there can be no acceptable basis for the SVCís functioning and its reports not being given full and timely attention.

It may be recalled that earlier this month the State Chief Vigilance Commissioner, Shri Kuldeep Khoda, had twice met the Governor who had particularly asked the CVC to inform him about the more significant recommendations made by the State Vigilance Commission (SVC) and the State Governmentís action thereon.