ANDHRA PRADESH

CVC for expeditious disposal of cases

HYDERABAD May 22. The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has set itself a target of giving its opinion on complaints in four weeks. It is of the opinion that procrastination should be avoided to prevent suffering and mental torture to innocent persons, according to P. Shankar, Central Vigilance Commissioner.

Inaugurating a two-day seminar on "Preventive vigilance'' organised by the Department of Atomic Energy at the Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC) here on Thursday, he said that the commission had developed a format of interacting with enquiry officials to facilitate quick disposal of complaints. Its stress was that vigilance should be respected and not feared.

``To be effective, we have to be quick and decisive and give our verdict in a short time,'' said Mr. Shankar, adding that this would be the mantra to be indoctrinated into officials of the commission. This aspect was put to use during the commission's recent interaction with banking organisations, which constitute 40 per cent of its work.

The CVC observed that the vigilance set-up should develop confidence in executives and facilitators of a mission in taking correct and quick action for achieving the objective. Of course the executives should follow the laid down rules and objectives, looking at them with a positive frame of mind.

Mr. Shankar's advice to the 75 participants in the seminar was ''good governance means good vigilance and if any organisation aimed to achieve excellence it has to be vigilance-friendly''.

D.K.Sankaran, Additional Secretary and Chief Vigilance Officer in DAE, spoke. Earlier, C. Ganguly, Chairman and Chief Executive, NFC, welcomed.

H.J.Dora, Vigilance Commissioner and former DGP of Andhra Pradesh, could not attend the inaugural session because of a fatal attack by assailants on his relatives at their house in Selam resulting in three deaths, the organisers announced.

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