The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has directed the chief executives and the chief vigilance officers of government organisations to finalise by May 31 the pending cases initiated between January 2011 and December 2018.
The commission said it found during a review that several cases had been pending in some organisations.
They included stays granted by courts, issues pending in courts, cases kept in abeyance as the official had been terminated from service in another case and the delay in the recommendations from the disciplinary authority in the State government in cases where the official was working with the Central government at the time of the commission of misconduct.
In some cases, the misconduct was committed in an organisation where the official was on deputation and later the official either reverted to the parent agency or was transferred to another agency and there was a difference of opinion between the authorities concerned in the two departments.
On December 12, the commission pointed to a Supreme Court judgment of March 28, 2018, directing to limit the period of stay granted by a court to six months.
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