Online system to check graft in central PSUs

New Delhi, Sept 5: An online system to give vigilance status of top executives in central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) may soon be started by the Centre. The decision to start such a mechanism was taken during a meeting between senior officials of the Prime Minister's Office and the Central Vigilance Commission.

It has been decided to introduce a technology-based mechanism so that the quarterly reports on vigilance status of board-level executives of CPSEs are readily accessible or available with ministries, according to an official communique.

Online system to check graft in PSUs

The aim behind this is to check graft and also the delays in appointment of senior officials in the public sector undertakings, official sources said.

Earlier, Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha had also raised the issue of delay in appointment or additional charge arrangements in CPSEs and other organisations.

"It is a matter of concern that despite existing guidelines, proposals for appointment or additional charge arrangements continue to be submitted for consideration of Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) at the eleventh hour," Sinha had said in a missive to all secretaries.

The proposals not submitted to the Establishment Officer's office at least two months in advance of the date of vacancy or ending of the additional charge arrangement, would have to be accompanied by a "delay statement" duly signed by the secretary of the department indicating the time taken at various stages of processing the proposal, the reasons for delay and the action taken to avoid such situations in future, it had said.


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