Maintaining pressure on Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on the issue of checking corruption in government offices, Governor NN Vohra on Tuesday directed her to take time-bound action on the recommendations of the State Vigilance Commission (SVC).
Vohra, while reviewing functioning of the SVC, urged the chief minister to direct time-bound action by all concerned administrative Secretaries on the SVC’s recommendations for promoting transparency and accountability in the functioning of the entire governmental machinery.
The governor had recently advised that the SVC should regularly monitor all-pending enquiry and prosecution cases, take required steps to enhance awareness among the people and encourage them to report every case of dishonest functioning by a public servant and provide quarterly progress reports to the Governor’s secretariat.
Vohra reviewed SVC’s work done during the period July 1 to December 31, 2016 in regard to disposal of complaints by the SVC, disposal of verifications and preliminary enquiries, joint surprise checks, FIRs by the State Vigilance Organization (SVO); and cases pending trial before Special Courts.
During the past six month, the SVC received 343 complaints. The total number of complaints disposed from its inception till December last is 3,974 and the total pendency was 368. As many as 497 cases are pending trial in special courts.
The spokesperson of the Raj Bhavan said that the governor expressed concern about the pendency of any matter in the SVC and inaction on the part of the state government with regard to any report or recommendation made by SVC from time to time.