GOVERNMENT OF PUDUCHERRY
Chief Vigilance Office


Let the King daily examine the conduct of his servants;
if they not act crookedly, the world will not act crookedly

  Vigilance Organisational Set Up in the  Union Territory of Puducherry:-

      
Shri. Chetan B. Sanghi, I.A.S.  is the Chief Secretary to Government of Puducherry  is also the Chief Vigilance Officer of this administration.  The Chief Vigilance Office files are processed and submitted to the Chief Vigilance Officer through the Under Secretary to Government (Vigilance).  A separate Police wing known as Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Police Unit headed by an Officer in the rank of Superintendent of Police had been set up under the direct control of the Chief Vigilance Officer.

  Functions of Chief  Vigilance Officer:-

     He is primarily responsible for the enforcement of anti-corruption measures  of the Government of Puducherry and of the instructions/guidance issued by the Central Vigilance Commission, New Delhi for the maintenance of integrity in the public services.

     As per the provisions envisaged in the Vigilance Manual, the Petitions/Complaints/the source reports sent by the Central Vigilance Commission, New Delhi/Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi/Central Bureau  of Investigation, Chennai are examined with due care at the Level  of Senior Officers of the Administration  and where ever required/ sent to the Superintendent of Police, Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Police Unit, Puducherry for enquiry.  In case prima facie case is made out, appropriate action, either disciplinary or legal proceedings is initiated against the charged  government servant with the approval of Competent Authorities and with the advice of the Central Vigilance Commission, as the case may be.

    Shri. S.Vaittianadane , Director, Directorate of   Economics and Statistics, Puducherry is the nodal officer.

    Identification of Sensitive Departments:-

      There are 47 Government Departments  in the Union Territory Administration having a total number of 31,279 employees as on 31.3.2007.  34 Central Government Departments having a total number of 4215 employees. There are 30 Autonomous Bodies and Public Sector undertakings  under the control of this administration with a staff strength of  7,788.  There are five municipalities and 10 commune panchayats having 2,684 employees as given below.
 

ABSTRACT ON CENSUS OF EMPLOYEES As On 31.3.2009
                               
Sl. No. Category Puducherry Karaikal Mahe Yanam Total
G NG Total G NG Total G NG Total G NG Total G NG Total
1 Central Government 433 3483 3916 3 69 72 3 47 50 4 48 52 443 3647 4090
 
2
State Government 1689 23492 25181 364 5194 5558 122 1372 1494 74 991 1065 2249 31049 33298
Total 2122 26975 29097 367 5263 5630 125 1419 1544 78 1039 1117 2692 34696 37388
                               
G : Gazetted Employees                       NG: Non-Gazetted Employees
                               
ABSTRACT ON CENSUS OF EMPLOYEES 
OF THE AUTONOMOUS BODIES AS ON 31.03.2009
                               
Sl. No. Category Puducherry Karaikal Mahe Yanam Total
R NR Total R NR Total R NR Total R NR Total R NR Total
3 Autonomous Bodies/
Agencies
6890 409 7299 783 104 887 102 5 107 108 10 118 7883 528 8411
                               
R : Regular Employees                     NR : Non-Regular Employees
                               
ABSTRACT ON CENSUS OF EMPLOYEES 
OF THE LOCAL BODIES AS ON 31.03.2009
                               
Sl. No. Category Puducherry Karaikal Mahe Yanam Total
R NR Total R NR Total R NR Total R NR Total R NR Total
4.a Municipalities 1299 156 1455 145 66 211 55 6 61 72 26 98 1571 254 1825
4.b Commune Panchayats 416 159 575 140 54 194 0 0 0 0 0 0 556 213 769
Total 1715 315 2030 285 120 405 55 6 61 72 26 98 2127 467 2594
                               
R : Regular Employees                     NR : Non-Regular Employees

                                               (Source : Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Puducherry)
 

       The following Departments of Government of Puducherry are identified as sensitive. 

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1.   Public Works Department
2.   Electricity Department.
3.   Transport Department
4.   Revenue   Department
5.   Department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs
6.   Department of Industries and Commerce  
7.   Department  of Health and Family Welfare Service
8.   Police Department
9.   Co-operative  Department
10. School Education
11. Higher and Technical Education
12. Agriculture Department
13. Department Fisheries and Fisherman Welfare  
14. Department of Animal Husbandry and Animal Welfare   

     Organisational Setup in the Chief Vigilance Office:-

Part-time

1. Under - Secretary to Government

1

Full-time

1.  Superintendent Gr.l                 1
2.  Assistant        2
3.  U.D.C.            1
4.  L.D.C          1
5.  Peon                                             1
Total   6

                                                    

                                                
The Office of  the Superintendent of Police (V&AC), Puducherry consists of the following staff strength:-
     

1. Superintendent of Police   1
2. Inspector of  Police  3
3. Sub-Inspector of Police  3
4. Head Constable  7
5. Police Constable 14
6. Stenographer Gr III  1
7. L.D.C  1
8. Peon  1
Total 31

 

  Dealing with the Complaints-

  The following are the nature of complaints received in this department.

       1.  Signed complaints
       2.  Anonymous Complaints
       3.  Pseudonymous complaints
       4.  Source information                         

      The complaints viz. Signed/Anonymous/pseudonymous complaint/source informations received in this department are usually processed and submitted to the Chief Vigilance Officer for orders.  Further course of action is taken based on the verifiable nature of the complaint and on the orders of the Chief Vigilance Officer.

     The complaints  which are not specific or verifiable in nature  will be filed after obtaining the orders of the Chief Vigilance Officer.  If the same contains any verifiable information/event, those complaints would be referred to the Superintendent of Police, Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Police, Unit, Puducherry for enquiry and report.  The report of the Superintendent of  Police which do not substantiate any of the allegation leveled in the complaint, the action on the complaint would be treated as closed.  Before such closure, the category of the officials involved in the complaint has to be looked into.  If any Group "A" and "B" official is involved in the complaint, then the matter has to be referred to the Central Vigilance Commission, New Delhi and their advice for closure has to be obtained.  Only on receipt of the advice from Central Vigilance Commission the action taken on the complaint will end.

     If the report of the Superintendent of Police, Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Police Unit reveals prima facie/substantiates any of the allegations leveled in the complaint in which any Group 'A' and 'B' official is found involved, along with other 'C' and 'D' after obtaining orders of the Lt. Governor (Since the Lt. Governor is  the Disciplinary Authority in respect of all the Group 'A' and 'B' Officials), the matter would be referred to the Central Vigilance Commission for advice. After the advice of CVO  is received, the Administrative Secretary concerned is being requested to cause necessary disciplinary proceeding against the officials involved.

     On conclusion of the  inquiry by the Inquiry Officer, but before issue of final order, the matter has to be again referred to the Central Vigilance Commission for second stage advice and according to the advice tendered by  the Central Vigilance Commission the action pursued on the complaint would be rested.

     As far as the complaints containing allegations against Group 'C' and 'D' officials are concerned, the further course of action regarding initiation of disciplinary proceedings/closure of action would be   ordered at the level of Chief Vigilance officer, Puducherry .  These cases need  not be sent  to the Central Vigilance Commission for  advice.