Minister for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh was briefed about the status of vigilance cases in the Central Vigilance Commission for which Department of Personnel and Training is the administrative ministry.

Vigilance Commissioner Sharad Kumar who is presently officiating as Central Vigilance Commissioner met Dr. Singh in New Delhi yesterday and gave him an about the current status of pendency and disposal of vigilance cases in the Commission.

The Minister was informed that there has been a steep reduction in the pendency of vigilance cases from an average of three thousand in the last three preceding years to 876 in 2019, of which 683 pertain to December 2019. Sharad Kumar also gave an about the functioning of the Advisory Board on Banking Frauds, which was constituted in August last year.

The recent achievements in the working of the Vigilance Commission include the launch of a robust and comprehensive online reporting mechanism for Chief Vigilance Officers of various Ministries, Departments, Organizations under the Commission. PIB

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