Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), State Vigilance Commission (SVC), Kuldeep Khoda called on N N Vohra, Governor J&K, on Thursday at Raj Bhavan and briefed him about the steps which had so far been taken for enabling the Commission to commence functioning.
The Governor stressed on the CVC the vital importance of the State Vigilance Organization (SVO) and SVC working in close convergence, within their legal mandates, for the most effective outcomes to be achieved.
“The legal responsibility of the SVO and SVC is to ensure against any delay whatsoever arising merely for the want of sanction to investigate a given case or to initiate prosecution, wherever such action was called for,” Governor told Khoda.
Vohra pointed to the Supreme Court’s clear ruling regarding the time limits within which the requisite sanctions were required to be issued, failing which these were to be presumed.
“CVC has to keep in mind that the effective functioning of the SVC would contribute directly towards enhancing the cause of good governance and reducing corruption,” Vohra said.